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  • BYOI (bring your own identity)

    BYOI (bring your own identity) is an approach to digital authentication in which an end user's username and password is managed by a third party such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or Amazon. 

  • X.509 certificate

    An X.509 certificate is a digital certificate that uses the widely accepted international X.509 public key infrastructure standard to verify that a public key belongs to the user, computer or service identity contained within the certificate. 

  • John the Ripper

    John the Ripper is a popular free password cracking tool that combines several different cracking programs and runs in both brute force and dictionary attack modes. Originally developed for Unix-derived systems, the software is now available for most... 

  • password entropy

    Password entropy is a measurement of how unpredictable a password is. Password entropy is based on the character set used (which is expansible by using lowercase, uppercase, numbers as well as symbols) as well as password length. Password entropy pre... 

  • CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

    A Certificate Signing Request or CSR is a specially formatted encrypted message sent from a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) digital certificate applicant to a certificate authority (CA) validating the information required by the CA in order for it to issu... 

  • risk-based authentication (RBA)

    Risk-based authentication (RBA) is a method of applying varying levels of stringency to authentication processes based on the likelihood that access to a given system could result in its being compromised. As the level of risk increases, the authenti... 

  • multifactor authentication (MFA)

    Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system in which more than one form of authentication is implemented to verify the legitimacy of a transaction... (Continued) 

  • authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)

    Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) is a framework for intelligently controlling access to computer resources, enforcing policies, auditing usage, and providing the information necessary to bill for services. 

  • user account provisioning

    User account provisioning is a business process for creating and managing access to resources in an information technology (IT) system. To be effective, an account provisioning process should ensure that the creation of accounts and provisioning of ... 

  • knowledge-based authentication (KBA)

    Knowledge-based authentication (KBA) is an authentication scheme where the user is asked to answer at least one "secret" question during an online registration process.