Authentication and Authorisation

by Simon Biles

"Authentication and Authorisation are fundamental to information security – identifying who a user is (authentication), and what they are allowed (authorised) to do allow us to restrict access to data in such a way that only the rightful permitted people can access, modify or copy it. It seems in the current day and age, we have a habit of lumping the two together with the term “Identity and Access Management” – but personally, I think that it is wise to remember that they are separate and distinct processes, handled at different times and by different parts of the computer that you are using…"

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