The process of identifying a user, usually by a user name and password. The next generation of Wi-Fi security, Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, will use authentication to verify whether users have access to a particular wireless network.
The process of verifying one's login credentials. It is the process of verifying the identity of the user at the other end of a link. Usually you are being asked for username and a password so the system can verify if you are granted to access certain resources there
Authentication is the process that ensures a Jabber entity is a valid user of the Jabber system or some part of that system. Traditionally, most Jabber Servers use two kinds of authentication: plaintext passwords (discouraged) and digest authentication using the SHA1 algorithm. Another authentication method called "zero-knowledge" has been used in the past but is now deprecated. The XMPP specifications includes more advanced authentication mechanisms based on SASL.
The process of comparing a biometric sample against an existing biometric template already on file in an automated system. If a match is determined at the level of template comparison, the person is considered “authenticated”.
The process of ensuring the identity of the connecting user or participants exchanging electronic data. Makes sure the person or server at either end of a connection is who they/it claim to be and not an impostor.
Documents issued in one country which need to be used in another country must be "authenticated" or "legalized" before they can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. This is a process in which various seals are placed on the document. Such documents range from powers of attorney, affidavits, birth, death and marriages records, incorporation papers, deeds, patent applications, home studies and other legal papers.
The process of confirming that an individual or computer is who or what it claims to be. Authentication of a person is typically handled by a password in the user log-in process. Knowledge of a private password is considered sufficient to verify the identity of the user. Authentication of a computer is a little more involved. Typical methods include hashing (a specific numeric code that represents the message or data being sent and changes if the data is altered in any way); digital signatures (specific to a computer); and digital certificates issued by a certificate and registration authority that include public/private key encryption. A combination of these methods currently provides the best available security.
Authentication is the process that ensures a customer is a valid user of the Jabber system. The Jabber Server uses three kinds of authentication: plaintext password (deprecated), digest authentication using the SHA1 algorithm, and zero-knowledge authentication.
(1) The act of verifying the identity professed by the sender of a request to a service. In the IVO scheme, verification is by a combination of signature and identity warrant and also verifies the account (q.v.), since the CA for the identity warrant is the community hosting the account. (2) The act of verifying group membership. In the IVO scheme, this is done with a group warrant referring to a separately-authenticated account.
A process or method to identify and to prove the identity of a user/party who attempts to send message or access data. Message authentication refers to a process used to prove the integrity of specific information.
The process of identifying an individual in order for other processes to confer appropriate access rights to system facilities. Authentication merely ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be.
In a network operating system or multi-user system, the process that validates a user's logon information. Authentication may involve comparing the user name and password to a list of authorized users. If a match is found, the user can log on and access the system in accordance with the rights or permissions assigned to his or her user account.(Ref: Dyson, Dictionary of Networking) Authorized Person The person recognized by the national regulatory authority as having the responsibility for ensuring that each batch of finished product has been manufactured, tested and approved for release in compliance with the laws and regulations in force in that country.
Identification of a bond certificate as having been issued under a specific indenture, thereby validating the bond. Also, legal verification of the genuineness of a document, as by the certification and seal of an authorized public official.
The process of proving that a person or other agent has been correctly identified, or that a message is received as transmitted. Authentication supports the principle of accountability. Methods of authentication can be based on: what you know, such as a logon password what you have, such as a key or card what you are; this includes various biometrics such as fingerprints, retina patterns, voice and face characteristics
The process of verifying the identity or location of a user, service or application. Authentication is performed using at least one of three mechanisms: "something you have", "something you know" or "something you are". The authenticating application may provide different services based on the location, access method, time of day, etc. See also " Insufficient Authentication".
Verification of the identity of a user or computer process. In Microsoft Windows NT, this involves comparing the user's security identifier and password to a list of authorized users on a primary domain controller or backup domain controller.
A process to determine the identity of an individual user. It is usually based on a user's name and password. It is important because, once a user is identified, they are granted Authorization to access privileges based on their user profile. Systems can also be authenticated through the use of an IP address.
Authentication is the process of validating that it is indeed the owning entity that is using or deploying the owned identity in an interaction. Note that just because you know that the owner is also the user or deployer of the identity, doesn't imply that the identity is unanonymously bound to the entity â€” authenticated identities can be anonymous identities. The stronger the authentication, the higher the confidence that the user of the identity is its owner. Authentication is the process whereby confidence is established in an assertion of identity. It is performed by cross-checking against one or more authenticators. [Source: Roger Clarke.] Authentication is the act of verifying that identity, where a verification consists in establishing, to the satisfaction of the verifier, that the sign signifies the entity. [Source: Stephen Downes.] [See also: Identification.
proof that evidence is what the person introducing it claims to be. Most often, evidence will be authenticated by testimony of a witness that they recognize the item they want admitted or have marked it in some way, or have kept it separate and secure to ensure that it was not changed. Some types of evidence, such as public documents under seal from a government agency or a court, or certified copies of public records, newspapers and periodicals, and inscriptions, do not need to be authenticated.
Validation of a user's logon information. When a user logs on to an account on a Windows NT workstation, the authentication is performed by that workstation. When a user logs on to an account on a Windows NT Advanced Server domain, that authentication may be performed by any server of that domain. See also server, trust relationships.
Validation of a user's logon information. When a user logs on to an account on an Advanced Server domain, that authentication can be performed by any domain controller in that domain. See also domain controller, trust relationship.
The process of making sure you are the person you say you are. The most common form of authentication is the user name and password system, such as the one you use to login to your computer system or the PIN number you use at an automated teller machine.
Any process that ensures that users are who they say they are. Usually, you are prompted to type your name or user id, and password, to authenticate you and allowed access to a Web page or site. PAP and POP are two examples of authentication protocols.
A process used to determine if a user has permission to access a resource or perform an operation. Backup Domain Controller (BDC) A domain server used to replicate the master database for the domain. The master database contains centralized security data for all domain-assigned users and is updated when changes in security are made. See also Primary Domain Controller (PDC), member server.
(Archives) The act of determining that a document, or a reproduction of a document, is what it purports to be. 2. ( Databases) Confirmation that a record entered on a database is of the approved standard. 3. ( Security) Process whereby the receiver of a digital message can be confident of the identity of the sender and the integrity of the message.
Authentication in this context is the process of determining a user's identity, usually by verifying a supplied username and password combination. Single-Sign on systems provide a means where authentication information can be shared between services, preventing a user from having to authenticate themselves multiple times. See also Authorisation, Single Sign-On.
The process of confirming the identity of the user. Since computer identification cannot be absolute (e.g., passwords can be stolen), authentication relies on a related concept of level of trust, in which an institution relies on good identity management practice (so that the institution believes they have correctly identified an individual) and secure mechanisms for sharing identity. This is sometimes referred to as AuthN (authentication), in contrast to AuthZ (authorization).
When one computer wants to access another computer or network, an authentication process takes place. This verifies that the computer making the request has been authorised to use the facility. On the Internet are PAP and CHAP authentication are used.
Authentication occurs when individuals and organisations verify each other's identity. When you are banking online, you authenticate yourself to Suncorp with your Customer ID and password. Suncorp authenticates itself to you with a Digital Certificate.
Authentication is the process of determining the identity of an individual. It is achieved through the presentation of some kind of token which is considered proof that the individual concerned is whoever they assert they are.
A process whereby software allows members of an eligible population to have access to a computer network, secure area, or online database. Either the IP address of the user's machine or his/her username and password are listed in the software as authorized.
Verification of a party's claimed identity. Unizeto Certum qualified certificates may serve this purpose. Due to scrupulous verification of the applicants' identity we can guarantee our subscribers are who they claim to be.
The process of determining that the entity is in fact what or who the entity claims to be. A government issued ID card with a photograph can be used to authenticate somebody. Kerberos provides a strong authentication service. NIS provides a weak authentication service (it's rather easily faked and intercepted). Posession of my secret password authenticates me, but that's not very strong anymore and other authenticators are being developed and deployed. Compare with Authorization and identification.
Determines a user's identity, as well as determining what a user is authorised to access, such as secure electronic information held in financial databases. The most common form of authentication is user name and password, although this also provides the lowest level of security. For further explanation see www.e.govt.nz
Authentication refers to the verification of the authenticity of either a person or of data, e.g. a message may be authenticated to have been originated by its claimed source. Authentication techniques usually form the basis for all forms of access control to systems and / or data.
Any systematic method of confirming the identity of an individual. Some methods are more secure than others. Simple authentication methods include user name and password, while more secure methods include token-based one-time passwords. The most secure authentication methods include layered or "multi-factor biometric procedures. This is independent of authorization.
Keynote Conference is a very secure program. All communications are encrypted. Authentications is like putting a guard at the front door and requiring your participants to show a ticket before being allowed in. There are 3 possible levels of "users" or participants. Room Admin - This is the highest level. It allows not only user and moderator privileges, but also allows you to configure various features of the room. Moderator - This is normally the presenter in the conference. A moderator can do things like lead presentations, ban or mute users, Screen Text, and post Polls. User - This is really just a participant or person who is in the conference purely to view. Although the room can be configured to all certain privileges to users. These various levels of authentication. By default the room is configured to require no authentication for users, and the Room Admin and Moderators share the same password. Arrangements can also be made to integrate our Authentication into your own back end systems. This allows for your customers to have a single logon.
(1) The process of confirming the borrower's identity; or (2) the process used to confirm that an electronically signed document has not been altered and is the actual document signed by a borrower. Authentication of the borrower's identity can be accomplished by comparing certain data provided by the borrower with data maintained by an independent source. Authentication of a document can be accomplished by having proven processes in place to prevent the alteration of a document.
Validation of a user in an electronic environment. There are different authentication scales depending on what's used to authenticate - e.g. password alone is typically 'weak authentication'; 'certificate on a smartcard' would be considered 'very strong authentication'.
Authentication is a security measure designed to establish the validity of certain data, messages, or its originator, or a means of verifying an individual's authorisation to access information such as account details, transactional information or even email.
this is the process a computerised service uses to identify who is using it. It often involves a username and password or checks the IP address of the PC being used to access it. Athens is an example of an authentication system.
The requirement that a client supply a username and password to access a file or other resource on a network, including the Internet. You must be authenticated on the Web 101 website before you can do your homework, for instance.
In computer security, the process that verifies identity. Authentication is distinct from authorization; authorization is concerned with granting and denying access to resources. See also multi-factor authentication, network-based authentication, and step-up authentication.
Process of verifying with certainty the identity of a valid subscriber or ITSP through the use of a unique user identification number, password or other method (i.e., verifying that customers are who they say they are).
A mechanism which allows the receiver of an electronic transmission to verify the sender and the integrity of the content of the transmission through the use of an electronic key or algorithm which is shared by the trading partners. This is sometimes referred to as an electronic signature
The verification process to assure that a wireless device and its user are compatible with and authorized to access a wireless network. This process is accomplished through transmission of identifying data at the time of connection. Used for fraud prevention.
The process that enables mobile phones and service providers to confirm the identity of any phone placing and receiving a call, allowing route of call, accurate billing and inhibiting unauthorized usage of the system. Back to the top.
Authentication is simply identity verification and is often required to gain access to computer systems or networks. For example, authentication is achieved when a user provides their username and password to log onto their ISP.
The validation and verification of the identity of a user, device, or some other computing entity, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in a system. Authentication merely ensures that the entity is who it claims to be, but it says nothing about the access rights of the entity.
(1) (n.) The act of verifying the identity that is supplied over the network by a remote user or entity, such as a program. Some authentication protocols enable you to build databases of authentication credentials from potential users. Other authentication protocols use certificate chains of trust that are generated by a certificate authority for authentication purposes. These credentials can authenticate users when they try to communicate with you or use your site's services.(2) (n.) A security service that verifies the claimed identity of a principal.
The process of proving the identity of a principal.There are three basic ways that you can be authenticated to a computer: Tell the computer something you know (such as a password). Show the computer something you have (for instance, a card key). Let the computer measure something about you (for example, your thumbprint).
The process of proving the identity of the client user to the Directory Server. Users must provide a bind DN and either the corresponding password or certificate in order to be granted access to the directory. Directory Server allows the user to perform functions or access files and directories based on the permissions granted to that user by the directory administrator. See also server authentication.
A term that refers to standards, such as Sender ID, SPF and DomainKeys/DKIM, that serve to identify that an email is really sent from the domain name and individual listed as the sender. Authentication standards are used to fight spam and spoofing.
A method of confirming a user's identity. Techniques typically rely on something the user knows (a password or PIN), something the user carries (a smart card or ATM card), or something the user has (in the form of a fingerprint, iris scan or set of facial features). The strongest authentication involves a combination of two or three of those elements.
A process of identifying a user, usually based on a username and password, ensuring that the individual is whom he or she claims to be, without saying anything about the access rights of the individual.
The process of comparing a submitted biometric sample against the biometric reference template of a single enrolee whose identity is being claimed, to determine whether it matches the enrolee's template. Contrast with 'Identification'. The preferred biometric term is 'Verification'.
Verifying the identity of a person or computer process. Authoring Software Computer programs that aid in creating HTML documents by inserting the code for tags. Trellix Web and MS FrontPage are examples of authoring software. Auto-responder Auto-responders allow you to automatically return a pre-set message whenever a selected mailbox receives a message. It will also notify a selected mailbox of the receipt and response.
1. Process of proving the identity of the client user to the Directory Server. Users must provide a bind DN and the corresponding password in order to be granted access to the directory. The Directory Server allows the user to perform functions or access files and directories based on the permissions granted to that user by the directory administrator. 2. Allows a client to make sure they are connected to a secure server, preventing another computer from impersonating the server or attempting to appear secure when it is not.
Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be. The use of digital certificates issued and verified by a Certificate Authority (CA) as part of a public key infrastructure is part of the authentication process. In MEDI, special knowledge of HFS information is required for authentication.
The process of verifying the identity of an individual or organization. Authentication allows the recipient in an email transition to be confident of both the identity of the sender and the integrity of the message. Also See Password
The process of verifying the identity of a person or association. There are varying degrees of authentication for accepting payments. Examples include checking a driver's license when accepting payment for a retail transaction or validating a login and password at a merchant Web site.
The process of establishing the legitimacy of a node or user before allowing access to requested information. During the process, the user enters a name or account number (identification) and password (authentication).
The act of verifying the identity of a system entity (e.g., a user, a system, a network node) and the entity's eligibility to access computerized information. Designed to protect against fraudulent logon activity. Authentication can also refer to the verification of the correctness of a piece of data.
1. A mechanism to verify the identity of a user. An authentication scheme for network security grants access (or Authorization) privileges to specific users through such methods as certificates, passwords or tokens. 2. The act of ensuring that communication between two parties has not been tampered with. An IPSec VPN includes the Authentication Header to perform this function. See also AAA
The process by which people (or applications) who receive a certificate can verify the identity of the certificate's owner and the validity of the certificate. Certificates are used to identify the author of a message or an entity such as a Web server or StampServer.
Verifying the identity of a user when the login or su command is given. For example, the operating-system method of authentication consists of checking the password entered by a user against the encrypted version of the password previously defined for that user. A secondary authentication method can be added for additional checks, such as verifying the identity of a user to a network.
The process of verifying the identity of an individual or organization. Authentication enables someone to verify that individuals and organizations are who they say they are. Authentication allows the recipient in an electronic transaction to be confident of both the identity of the sender and the integrity of the message.
The process of verifying that a particular name really belongs to a particular entity. For example, a server will authenticate Alice to ensure that the person at the other end of the network connection isn't Henry the Forger instead.
The process of attempting to ensure that the person using the computer system and performing tasks such as sending or receiving messages is one and the same as the person in whose name the account is registered. Networks require passwords as a means of authentication; however, passwords do not guarantee that the person using the system is the person to whom the password was given.
Scheme to ensure that a user who is accessing file data is indeed the intended user. A secure networked file system uses authentication to prevent access occurring from someone pretending to be the intended user.
A means of verifying the id entity of a server or browser with whom the user wishes to communicate i.e., Verifying the identity of a person (the user) or computer process ( a command from a network management system ) or other identifier ( a server name, file path, port, data record, etc. ) Return to the top
(Greek: Î±Ï…Î¸ÎµÎ½Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚, from 'authentes'='author') is the act of establishing or confirming something (or someone) as authentic, that is, that claims made by or about the thing are true. Authentication of an object may mean confirming its provenance. Authentication of a person often consists of verifying their identity. More Info...
The process of identifying yourself and the verification that you're who you say you are. Computers where restricted information is stored may require you to enter your username and password to gain access..
Process of determining whether something is, in fact, what it is declared to be. Incoming students are often required to provide a document of authentication for academic transcripts or previous degrees when applying to a program of study in the United States.
A message or collection of data is considered and said to be authentic when it is genuine and actually coming from the alleged source. Message authentication is a procedure that allows communicating parties to verify that received messages are authentic. Authentication is a property by which the correct identity of an entity or party is established with a required assurance. The party being authenticated could be a user, subscriber, service provider or network provider.
The act of verifying that an electronic identity (username, login name etc.) is being employed by the entity, person or process to whom it was issued. Strictly it should mean "establishing the validity of something, such as an identity". This procedure can be very difficult indeed. See also Identification. See our primer document for more background on identification and authentication.
Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what he declares to be. The most common example of authentication protocol is the use of username and password, where the knowledge of the password is assumed to guarantee that the user's claimed identity is valid. Usually, authentication is based on one of the following three factors: something the user knows (a PIN or a password), something the user has (e.g. a smart card or token), and something the user is (physically; e.g. finger prints or retina scan). Two-Factor Authentication refers to the act of requiring two out of the three previously listed authentication factors. The best known example is the act of withdrawing funds from an ATM machine, which requires both something the user has (the ATM card) and something the user knows (the PIN number).
Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be. In private and public computer networks (including the Internet), authentication is commonly done through the use of logon passwords. Knowledge of the password is assumed to guarantee that the user is authentic. Each user registers initially (or is registered by someone else), using an assigned or self-declared password. On each subsequent use, the user must know and use the previously declared password. The weakness in this system for transactions that are significant (such as the exchange of money) is that passwords can often be stolen, accidentally revealed, or forgotten. For this reason, Internet business and many other transactions require a more stringent authentication process. The use of digital certificates issued and verified by a Certificate Authority (CA) as part of a public key infrastructure is considered likely to become the standard way to perform authentication on the Internet. Logically, authentication precedes authorization (although they may often seem to be combined).
Confident identification; that is, assurance that a party to some computerized transaction is not an impostor. Authentication typically involves the use of a password, certificate, PIN, or other information that can be used to validate identity over a computer network. See also password-based authentication, certificate-based authentication, client authentication, server authentication.
The verification of a user ordinarily done using a user ID and a corresponding password. Knowledge of the password is assumed to guarantee that the user is authentic. The Calendar Server requires a directory service such as an LDAP server for user authentication.
A process that proves that you are who you claim to be. Entering a username and a password is an example of authenticating yourself. If you enter a username but cannot enter the password correctly, you have not authenticated yourself, because entering the correct password is the only way to prove that you are the user identified by that username.
The process for verifying that someone or something is who or what it claims to be. In private and public computer networks (including the Internet), authentication is commonly performed through the use of logon passwords.
A method to prevent fraud with contact, dual interface and contactless smart cards by ensuring that only a read/write unit and a smart card, belonging to the same service, can communicate with each other.
A procedure used by base stations to validate a mobile station identity at system access and other times, and by mobile stations to validate a base station identity when ordered to update the shared secret data.
The method of identifying users, including login and password dialog, challenge and response, messaging support, and, depending on the security protocol you select, encryption. Authentication establishes data integrity and ensures no one tampers with the data in transit. It also provides data origin authentication.
A process used to confirm the identity of a person or to prove the integrity of specific information. Message authentication involves determining its source and verifying that it has not been modified or replaced in transit. (See also verify (a digital signature))
A validation method. Procedure to verify the authenticity of a user e.g. the identification of communication devices such as smart card(s) and read/write unit(s), usually in electronic commerce. Authentication in Biometry is known as verification. Technique used to check the stated identity of a person, a document or system (a smart card in its dialogue, with a reader, for instance). One refers to passive, static and low authentication, if the password or secret exchanged to administer the proof of the identity is always the same, and active, dynamic or strong authentication if the password or secret is different, and recalculated at each authentication. The smart card is ideally suited to that calculation.
The process of identifying a user attempting to access a computer system, usually based on a user name and password. Authentication ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be, but does not confer associated access rights
This is a safety device that guarantees the integrity of digital data transmissions. Authentication ensures that the right information gets to the right person. Gaining access to a Web site via a username and password is a simple example of authentication.
Allows client s to verify their identity to the server. Basic or Default authentication requires users to enter a username and password to access your web server or web site. It requires a list of users and groups in an LDAP database. See also digest and SSL authentication. The granting of access to an entire server or particular files and directories on it. Authorization can be restricted by criteria including hostnames and IP addresses.
'An email client usually offers an ''Authentication'' option, so that whenever you check or send mail your user name and password will be verified. Many ISPs require authentication in order to avoid spam mail being sent through their servers.'
On local computer networks as well as the Internet, authentication is the process by which the system checks a user's logon information. The username and password are compared against an authorized list, and if the system detects a match, it grants the level of access specified in the permission list for that user. Compare with authorization.
In secure communications, a means of verifying the identity of a server or browser (client) with whom you wish to communicate. A sender's authenticity is demonstrated by the digital certificate issued to the sender. See also certificate.
The process of identifying an individual, usually based on a username and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authorization , which is the process of giving individuals access to system objects based on their identity. Authentication merely ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be, but says nothing about the access rights of the individual.
In a multiuser or network environment, the process by which the system validates a user's logon information. A user's name and password are compared against an authorized list, and, if the system detects a match, access is granted to the extent specified in the permission list for that user.
Determines a user's identity, as well as determining what a user is authorized to access, eg a financial database or a support knowledgebase. The most common form of authentication is user name and password, although this also provides the lowest level of security. VPNs use digital certificates and digital signatures to more accurately identify the user.
The process of identifying someone, using an ID, password, and/or web ID or username. Authentication ensures that the individual is who he or she states they are. In secured environments, authentication is distinct from authorization.
The process by which the identity of an ActiveX control is proven to a Web browser. During authentication, the Web browser determines that the control meets a predetermined set of criteria, in essence, verifying that the control hasn't been tampered with and that it will behave in the way the control's developer originally intended.
An electronic process of identifying an individual, usually done with a username and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authorization, which is the process of giving individuals access to system objects based on their identity. For example, NRTC uses an authorization protocol called RADIUS. See RADIUS in this glossary. Back to backbone The Internet's high speed data highways that serve as major access points to which other networks connect. Part of the communications network that carries the heaviest Internet traffic. The backbone is also that part of the network that joins LANs together either inside the building or across a city, region, or larger geographic area.
The process of verifying the identity of a user, device, or other entity in a computer system, often as a prerequisite to granting access to resources in a system. A recipient of an authenticated message can be certain of the message's origin (its sender). Authentication is presumed to preclude the possibility that another party has impersonated the sender.
The verification of the identity of a person or process. The most common authentication process most users experience is the login challenge, which requests a valid login ID and a password. PIN numbers, "carding," and the famous military checkpoint challenge "Friend or foe?"-are all examples of authentication in everyday life. See also authorization. WWWebfx Home Page
Venus has different phases of authentication used to confirm a Venus user's identity and ability to use the Registration and our Rapid Checkout Systems. This authentication process helps us maintain the integrity and security of your Venus Account and is part of an ongoing effort to provide a solid and trustworthy environment for our customers. Online Password Retrieval Enter and confirm your e-mail address. We will retrieve your information and send it to the e-mail that you originally used to register with your Venus Account.
The process of verifying the eligibility of a device, originator, or individual to access specific categories of information or to enter specific areas of a facility. This process involves matching machine-readable code with a predetermined list of authorized end users. A practice of establishing the validity of a transmission, message, device, or originator, which was designed to provide protection against fraudulent transmissions.
A practice or procedure to verify the identity of an individual or organization. There are varying levels of authentication for accepting payments. Examples include checking a customer's driver's license when accepting payment at retail or validating a customer login and password at a merchant Web site. In respect to payment gateway account authorization, SecureNet employs a number of electronic practices and procedures to verify that merchants accessing the payment gateway are authorized to do so.
Authentication ensures that digital data transmissions are delivered to the intended receiver. Authentication also assures the receiver of the integrity of the message and its source (where or whom it came from). The simplest form of authentication requires a username and password to gain access to a particular account. But authentication protocols can also be based on secret-key encryption, such as DES, or on public-key systems using digital signatures.
Authentication is a procedure that works like a lock and key by providing access to software or a computer system by a user who enters the appropriate user name and password. The term also can refer to the procedure through which user names and passwords are created and maintained.
Authentication is the act of verifying the identity of a user or process. It is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be. It answers the question: "Are you who you say you are?" Techniques to improve the security of user IDs and passwords include smart cards, biometrics and tokens. When two or more authentication techniques are combined to increase the level of security it is commonly called two-factor or strong authentication.
The process of checking and authorizing a user's password before permitting user access to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. An administrator with system privilege can enable or disable authentication.
The process of identifying an individual by a computer, usually based on a username and password. Concordia University College of Alberta uses your student id to provide off-campus access to services such as e-resources.
a way of checking the right of a person to use some part of a computer system. In ReferralLink, workers wishing to send clients information electronically must first register on-line with HSNet. Workers will need to provide some limited information about their agency and their role within that agency. When using ReferralLink, the system will automatically check the "authentication" of the person sending the referral.
The use of a password, certificate, personal identification number (PIN), or other information to validate an identity over a computer network. See also password-based authentication, certificate-based authentication, client authentication, server authentication.
Generally follows identification. The process of establishing that the user is indeed that user and has a right to use the system. The user supplies or generates authentication information that corroborates the binding between the person and the identifier.
To prove identity. To provide authentication via a password or some combination of tokens, biometrics, and passwords. Authentication over a network involves the use of digital signatures using the signing private key stored in your digital ID.
Authentication refers to mechanisms which are used to verify the identity of a user. The process of authentication typically requires a name and a password to be supplied by the user as proof of his identity.
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.
The process of verifying that a client is who or what it claims to be. The Raptor Firewall supports the ACE/SecurID, Cryptocard, NT Domain, Belcore S/Key, Radius, Tacacs+, and gwpasswd authentication schemes. The Raptor Firewall supports both static and dynamic authentication modes for many of these schemes.
The process for verifying that an entity or object is who or what it claims to be. Examples include confirming the source and integrity of information, such as verifying a digital signature or verifying the identity of a user or computer. See also: smart card; trust relationship
1. The process of identifying an individual, usually based on a user name and password. Authentication iusually requires something a person has (such as a key, badge, or token), something a person knows (such as a password, ID number, or mother's maiden name), or something a person is (represented by a photo, fingerprint or retina scan, etc). When authentication requires two of those three things, it is considered strong authentication. 2. A method of associating a user name with a workstation IP address, allowing the tracking of connections based on name rather than IP address. With authentication, you can track users regardless of which machine a person chooses to work from.
Authentication (Greek: Î±Ï…Î¸ÎµÎ½Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ = real or genuine, from 'authentes' = author ) is the act of establishing or confirming something (or someone) as authentic, that is, that claims made by or about the thing are true. Authenticating an object may mean confirming its provenance, whereas authenticating a person often consists of verifying their identity. Authentication depends upon one or more authentication factors.
The procedure used to prove that the card is genuine by means of an algorithm, a random value and a secret key. The authentication process can be further distinguished between passive authentication in which the same values are used each time (e.g. PIN) and active authentication in which an algorithm and variable values are used.
The process of establishing the fact that each signature on an instrument is genuine. In most cases, the signatures on documents must be authenticated or acknowledged before the Register may accept them. An attorney may authenticate a signature on a legal document. How authentication may take place is set out in ss. 706.06 and 706.07. Because Registers of Deeds are empowered by law to acknowledge documents, a working knowledge of these sections is important.
Confirmation that a collectible is in fact genuine. Many different authentication processes are used in sports memorabilia, including tamper-proof holograms, certificates of authenticity, and photos taken of the actual signing. Customers must often also rely on the reputation and integrity of the seller.
The process of initially establishing that a person is genuinely who they say they are, and the process of establishing an authenticated online session between a government agency and an authenticated individual.
Authentication, in the law of evidence, is the process by which documentary evidence and other physical evidence is proven to be genuine, and not a forgery. Generally, authentication can be shown in one of two ways. First, a witness can testify as to the chain of custody through which the evidence passed from the time of the discovery up until the trial.
a means of countering the threat of masquerade - online data and information transmission in electronic form requires that the message sent reaches the intended recipient and only that recipient. (p. 146)
Assuring that a message has not been modified in transit or while stored on a computer is referred to as authentication. It is one of the objectives of cryptography. (This is referred to as message authentication or message integrity.) Assuring that a public key really belongs to a specific individual, or that a specific individual has the right to send a particular encrypted message is another type of authentication.
The act of insuring that the cardholder has adequate funds available against their line of credit. A positive authorization results in an authorization code being generated, and those funds being set aside. The cardholder's available credit limit is reduced by the authorized amount.