Definition of authentication in English:

authentication

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The process or action of proving or showing something to be true, genuine, or valid:

    ‘the prints will be stamped with his seal and accompanied by a letter of authentication’
    [count noun] ‘the authentications were both carried out by the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice’
    • ‘Because authentication of artifacts is not the museum's legal business, we only offer an academic inquiry service.’
    • ‘The fee for authentication of a document is $32.00.’
    • ‘His reputation was ruined by his authentication of a forged 60-volume diary.’
    • ‘The gallery director agrees that DNA's certitude in authentication provides the basis for a better risk-management equation for art insurance.’
    • ‘For those concerned about identification and authentication of famous original art, catalogues raisonnés are invaluable resources.’
    • ‘Harris Tweed is protected by a raft of laws, stamps, and authentications that would make any copyright pirate balk.’
    • ‘They have announced the authentication of a miracle attributed to the Albanian-born nun.’
    • ‘On the threat level, our considerations depend on what the outcome of the authentication is.’
    • ‘Signature authentication takes great experience and expertise and should be left to experts.’
    • ‘Stamped in red ink in a vertical line down its center was the check's authentication: ORIGINAL.’
    1. 1.1Computing The process or action of verifying the identity of a user or process:
      ‘user authentication for each device ensures that the individual using the device is recognized by the company’
      [count noun] ‘passwords and authentications are necessary parts of system security’
      • ‘Users can update applications securely with authentication enabled through digital signatures.’
      • ‘For mobile users, firewalls allow remote access into private networks by the use of secure logon procedures and authentication certificates.’
      • ‘In simplest terms, authentication technologies ensure that individuals are who they claim to be.’
      • ‘Their director of wireless believes that end-to-end authentication could be a greater concern than end-to-end encryption.’
      • ‘One of the strengths of our email system is its ability to do online authentication.’
      • ‘Because network authentications aren't frequently refreshed, an attacker could make expensive premium rate calls and bill them to other persons.’
      • ‘The system has a large range of authentication options.’
      • ‘Authentication is usually achieved using password security, with the option of more advanced security where required.’
      • ‘Secure login authentication should be employed to keep out unwanted visitors.’
      • ‘An example of strong authentication that we are all familiar with is our ATM card.’

Pronunciation

authentication

/ɔːθɛntɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/