To verify the identity of a user, user device, or other entity, or the integrity of data stored, transmitted, or otherwise exposed to unauthorized modification in an information system, or to establish the validity of a transmission.
(signatures): To authenticate (prove valid) a signature that has already been signed, a notary compares the document signer's signature on the document to the signature the signer leaves in the notary journal and the signature on the signer's identification.
To denote authorship of an entry made in a patient's medical or dental record by means of a written signature, identifiable initials, a computer key, or a personally used rubber stamp; also refers to the process of certifying copies as genuine.
To verify the identity of a user or person sending an email. Also used as a participle: authenticated web sites require surfers to register their name and email address before entering. The related noun, authentication, refers to the technology that guarantees the recipient of an electronic message that the email came from a certain person, much in the same way a written signature indelibly identifies the sender.
To become recognized as a valid AFS user by providing the correct password. Authenticate by logging onto a machine that uses an AFS-modified login utility or by issuing the klog command. Only authenticated users can perform most AFS actions.
(1) To verify the identity of a user, device, or other entity in a computer system, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in a system. (2) To verify the integrity of data that has been stored, transmitted, or otherwise exposed to possible unauthorized modification.
1) The process to verify the identity of a user, device, or other entity in a computer system, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in a system. 2) A process used to verify that the origin of transmitted data is correctly identified, with assurance that the identity is not false. To establish the validity of a claimed identity.