Tech Term of the Week: Authentication

By Gotham
Posted in Uncategorized
On September 19, 2012

From the Citrix Glossary: Authentication is the process of identifying a user, usually based on a user name and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authorization, which is the process of giving users access to system objects based on their identity. Authentication confirms the identity of the user but does not impact the access rights of the user.