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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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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MobileIron Authenticator is available today for Android devices, with iOS planned.
In BAS mechanism, initial authentication is performed between new node (A) and authenticator node (AN) and consists of the following steps if the node A is new node and it wants to join the network.
That is because only the sender with correct private key has the ability to generate a valid signature in digital signature, while in an IBDAE scheme, both the sender and the receiver have ability to generate a valid IBDAE authenticator. We call this security notion deniable authentication against adaptive chosen messages attacks (DA-IBDAE-CMA).
This can go undetected since none of the authenticators, [[sigma].sub.AS], [[sigma].sub.BS], [[sigma].sub.SA], and [[sigma].sub.SB], can confirm who the actual protocol participants are.
Instead, ki always functions as a complementizer, especially when placed in conjunction with the authenticator sb (e.g., "I swear that [ki] .
* HIRE A THIRD-PARTY AUTHENTICATOR. "If you don't have a (contract) in place with an authenticator, and you're really concerned about pushing a fraudulent piece and it might hurt your reputation, yeah, you might want to steer clear of it," said Schmidt, who noted some authenticators will reduce charges for charities.
The Omvia Authenticator uses expertise in multi-factor authentication with a current focus on leveraging voice biometric technology for use in large-scale, consumer-facing deployments.
Used in conjunction with RSA Authentication Manager software, an RSA SecurID authenticator functions like an ATM card for a company network, requiring users to identify themselves with two unique factors--something they know (a password or PIN), and something they have (in this case, an RSA SecurID key fob token)--before they are granted access to secure business information.
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Meetinghouse, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., a developer of standards-based network authentication software for wired and wireless local-area networks, has announced that Garnet Systems, a Korean-based global IT and communications equipment manufacturer, has licensed Meetinghouse's AEGIS Authenticator Toolkit (802.1X authenticator software) and AEGIS Client to embed in Garnet System's new dual DSL / Wireless Access Point.

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