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Access Authentication

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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

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