US 9,811,655 B2
Method, apparatus, and system for managing user accounts
Jianbo Qian, Hangzhou (CN); Xingjun Ni, Hangzhou (CN); and Feng Yu, Hangzhou (CN)
Assigned to Alibaba Group Holding Limited, (KY)
Filed by Alibaba Group Holding Limited, George Town, KY (US)
Filed on May 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/703,604.
Claims priority of application No. 2014 1 0188430 (CN), filed on May 6, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0324579 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. H04N 7/16 (2011.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 7/04 (2006.01); G06F 21/45 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06F 21/46 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 21/45 (2013.01) [G06F 21/46 (2013.01); H04L 63/083 (2013.01); H04L 63/10 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving a registration request from a current user, wherein the registration request comprises a login name main part;
determining, in a database, whether a conflicting old user exists, wherein the conflicting old user corresponds to another user that has a conflicting login name main part that is the same as the login name main part received in connection with the registration request;
in the event that the conflicting old user exists, executing a login password differentiation process that requires the current user to register a different login password that is different from a login password associated with the conflicting old user, wherein the login password differentiation process includes determining a login password rule for the registration request from the current user based at least in part on the login password associated with the conflicting old user; and
storing the different login password to the database in connection with a registration of the current user.