Authentication Method

Authentication Method definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A cryptographic scheme used by an entity to provide assurance of its identity to another entity. For example, by proving the knowledge of some secret information, called authentication credentials, such as a secret or private key or by demonstrating possession of some token, such as a smartcard.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary