Definition Edit

User identification is

the process, usually through a unique character string, by which a user identifies himself to the system as a valid user.[1]
[a] unique symbol or character string that is used by an Information System (IS) to uniquely identify a specific user.[2]

References Edit

  1. This definition uses content from the Information Security Guide 2 - Glossary, which is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 Unported.
  2. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 259.

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