Token Authenticator

Token Authenticator definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The output value generated by a token. The ability to generate valid token authenticators on demand proves that the Claimant possesses and controls the token. Protocol messages sent to the Verifier are dependent upon the token authenticator, but they may or may not explicitly contain it.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary