Access Authentication

Access Authentication definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A procedure to obtain assurance of the accuracy of the claimed identity of an entity for the purpose of authorizing network access. This is sometimes referred to as network access authentication. Access authentication is an entity authentication for access control purposes.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary