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Digital Authentication

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  The process of establishing confidence in user identities electronically presented to an information system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Electronic Authentication (E-Authentication) [Superseded]

  The process of establishing confidence in user identities presented digitally to a system. In previous editions of SP 800-63, this was referred to asElectronic Authentication.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3

  See Digital Authentication.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Electronic Authentication (E-Authentication)