Definition Edit

The authentication function

provides assurance of the claimed identity of an object. In the context of authentication, objects fulfil one or more of the following roles: principal; claimant; trusted third party. Authentication requires use of exchange authentication information.[1]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitions," at 6 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).

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