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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Rannenberg, Proposal for a Common Identity Framework: A User-Centric Identity Metasystem, Available at http://www.identityblog.com/wpcontent/images/2009/06/UserCentricIdentityMetasystem.pdf, Oct 05, 2008
Microsoft has had support for the SAML token format as part of its Identity MetaSystem, which is the foundation of the Geneva project, but not SAML's transport protocol.
An architect on Microsoft's DPE Platform Incubation team introduces Microsoft's implementation of a client application for the identity metasystem, which ships with the .NET Framework 3.0.