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au·then·ti·cate

 (ô-thĕn′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. au·then·ti·cat·ed, au·then·ti·cat·ing, au·then·ti·cates
To establish the authenticity of; prove genuine: a specialist who authenticated the antique samovar. See Synonyms at confirm.

au·then′ti·ca′tion n.
au·then′ti·ca′tor n.

authentication

1. A security measure designed to protect a communications system against acceptance of a fraudulent transmission or simulation by establishing the validity of a transmission, message, or originator.
2. A means of identifying individuals and verifying their eligibility to receive specific categories of information.
3. Evidence by proper signature or seal that a document is genuine and official.
4. In evasion and recovery operations, the process whereby the identity of an evader is confirmed. See also evader; evasion; evasion and recovery; recovery operations; security.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authentication - a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticityauthentication - a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
2.authentication - validating the authenticity of something or someoneauthentication - validating the authenticity of something or someone
validation, substantiation, proof - the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

authentication

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Translations

authentication

[ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃn] Nautentificación f, autenticación f

authentication

[ɔːˌθɛntɪˈkeɪʃən] nauthentification f

authentication

nBestätigung f, → Authentifizierung f (geh); (of signature, document)Beglaubigung f; (of manuscript, work of art)Echtheitserklärung f
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Always exciting to see a major consumer-oriented service roll out some sort of two-factor authentication," said Jon Oberheide, co-founder and CTO of Duo Security, a developer of authentication software, in an email.
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Duo Security, a cloud-based two-factor authentication company, announced today that the company saw record growth of more than 400% in 2012.