Definition Edit

A handshaking procedure is

[a] dialogue between a user and a computer, two computers, or two programs to identify a user and authenticate his or her identity. This is done through a sequence of questions and answers that are based on information either previously stored in the computer or supplied to the computer by the initiator of the dialogue.[1]

References Edit

  1. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 9.

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