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authentication

Biometrics
The use of a personal feature—e.g., face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator—to verify a person’s identity, and restrict access to private information to authorised persons.

Informatics
Confirmation of a user's identity, generally through a user name and password.

authentication

Biometrics The use of a personal feature, eg, face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator to verify a person's identity, and restrict access to information to authorized persons; confirmation of a user's identity, generally through user name and password or biometric characteristics. See Biometrics. Cf Authorization.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.

authentication

(o-then″ti-kā′shŏn)
In an electronic health record or other computer system, a security mechanism (such as a digital signature) that provides for a unique means of identifying a system user.
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This procedure must take into account the authentification of the electronic evidence by using authentification certificates, national certification authorities, authorities for the recording of evidence, checking the user's identity.
Besides these aforementioned achievements for electronic administration, Shenzhen has also successfully completed the construction of a number of key projects, including the government information exchange terminal, the government electronic authentification centre, the social welfare card system, the information system for emergency command, the middleware application system and a unique migration administration system, the first city information network in China, the city-wide state tax collection system--distinctively characterized as people-oriented, highly efficient and practical--and the framework for electronic government information sharing and interactive operation.
The Authentification of Missionaries and their Message in the Longer Ending of Mark, Tubingen 2000.
The bank also uses two-factor authentification, which goes beyond the standard requirements of a user ID and password.
Firstly, a European technical and scientific centre (part of OLAF) should play a more significant role in cooperation with Europol and, secondly, the Commission's May 2005 Recommendation concerning the authentification of euro coins should be implemented properly.
They come with letters of authentification from the Millennium Stadium and the WRU.
Practiced in this context, in such a small amount over a short period of time, the Mudra work provides a locus of authentification of the body's responses to difficult circumstances.
The different versions of Maria--the actual Maria von Trapp, but also the character played by Julie Andrews--turn into figures of authentification with regard to the Austrian nation space.
Ridge, however, drew attention to the need for authentification and verification of documents relating to individual seafarers and concerns about fraudulent documentation.
Related to online data protection and self-regulation, Hemphill (2001) notes that in fighting online fraud, technological solutions including digital certificates and signatures, biometrics, and other authentification approaches need to be adopted by businesses.
when an authentification server in the Los Angeles area lost power, leaving the DSL unable to distinguish which users belonged on the network.
called authentification argument, is a continuous function made up of products between powers of the public keys of both participants.