authenticate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

authenticate

(1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication, digital certificate and CAPTCHA.

(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. See message integrity and data integrity.
References in periodicals archive ?
Authorisation however, gives you the actual ability to perform allowed functions once you authenticate. A bank customer representative logged on as a bank employee (and not as a customer) can access many accounts and perform additional functions that you, as a bank customer, cannot and for good reason.
Another potential security threat inherent in biometrics in particular is that criminals don't need to guess a password, or force someone to reveal it: The simple presence of the victim 6 even at gunpoint 6 can supply the fingerprint or face to authenticate and unlock a system.
The second approach, verification, involves taking new input and comparing it with that individual's original sample--which, when achieved, authenticates that the person is who he says he is.
Waypoint can also integrate with Blackboard Building Block to authenticate teachers and students and log them in.
Waypoint can also integrate with Blackboard Learning System as a Blackboard Building Block to authenticate professors and students and log them in, synchronize the class roster, and return feedback and grades to the Blackboard gradebook.
that is designed to authenticate the identity of a person making an insurance claim, eliminating fraud by preventing employees from sharing their private insurance benefits.
Beefed up with the function, TASK.NET enables local government staffs to authenticate themselves highly accurately than conventional ID/password or fingerprint authentication approaches, ensuring the protection of important government information.
RADIUS is an access control protocol that defines how to use a challenge/response scheme to authenticate users.
Under the Rules of Evidence, to authenticate a photograph, a witness need only to say that the photograph accurately depicts the scene, object, or person.
fully portable unit to use at the lobby reception area to verify visitor's appointments to a building, authenticate each person's identity, and produce a visitor badge for entry in less than 30 seconds per guest.
ChoicePoint (NYSE:CPS), has introduced ProID Voice, a unique service that can authenticate consumers' identities before granting them access to sensitive personal information via the telephone.

Full browser ?