US Patent No. 10,169,564

VARIABLE IMAGE PRESENTATION FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER


Patent No. 10,169,564
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Variable Image Presentation For Authenticating A User
Inventorship Peter Daniel Birk, Austin, TX (US)
Cesar Eduardo Gonzalez Borjon, El Salto (MX)
Nader M. Nassar, Yorktown Heights, NY (US)
Assignee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,564

1. A method comprising:performing an authentication procedure to determine whether a user is authenticated to use a processing device, the performing comprising:
automatically selecting a graphical image, from a plurality of graphical images, for presentation to the user based on activation of the processing device, the plurality of graphical images being associated with predefined authenticators corresponding to at least one authentication type of a plurality of authentication types, wherein the predefined authenticators and the at least one authentication type are user-selected, wherein, for each graphical image of the plurality of graphical images, a user-selected authentication type to associate with the graphical image for use in authenticating the user is received and associated with the graphical image, and, based on that user-selected authentication type, a user-selected authenticator, of that user-selected authentication type, to associate with the graphical image for use in authenticating the user is also received and associated with the graphical image;
presenting, using a graphical display of the processing device, the selected graphical image to the user;
presenting, along with the selected graphical image, a plurality of elements each corresponding to a respective different authentication type of the plurality of authentication types; and
determining whether the user is authenticated to use the processing device, the determining whether the user is authenticated to use the processing device comprising:
based on presenting to the user the selected graphical image along with the plurality of elements, receiving a first input from the user comprising a selection of one element of the plurality of elements;
determining whether the authentication type to which the selected one element corresponds matches the user-selected authentication type associated with the graphical image; and
performing processing based on whether the authentication type to which the selected one element corresponds matches the user-selected authentication type associated with the graphical image.