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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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In conclusion, this study's scope is single sign-on authentication by using some of the protocols like SAML, OAuth, and OpenID. As it has been mentioned, user uses these authentication models in many APIs uses these authentication models.
Browser web redirections are used to create communication between the relying party and the OpenID provider.
Rehman, "OpenID Protocol: Miscellaneous Topics, Get Ready for OpenID," 1st ed.
By design, OpenID was created to maximize convenience and security for all Internet and cloud users by allowing them to keep a single set of credentials that will log them into all services.
Dr Mark Parrish, Microsoft Director, Health Solutions Group (Asia and Middle East), said access to the authorised account is secure through a Windows Live ID or a limited set of OpenID providers.
Protocols such as OpenSocial and OpenID and OAuth exist to make these connections possible in a way that's easier for developers and doesn't let one site know how to log you into another site.
WSO2 Identity Server provides authentication and identity management using electronic IDs based on OpenID and Information Cards based on Microsoft CardSpace technology standards.
* In conjunction with this review, the federal government is also piloting an expansion of digital identity verification via the OpenID Foundation and the Information Card Foundation.
<p>The release of the identity framework puts Microsoft ahead of all of the other cloud-based solution providers (many of whom are still struggling to attempt to adapt OpenID, with its security problems, to their cloud scenarios).
There are other services trying to capitalize on the same basic concepts-such as OpenID, a service enabling log-ins to multiple sites using the same ID, and Friend Connect, Google's effort to compete with Facebook Connect.