Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University

Glossary

Filter:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All
A
A1
AC
ACD
ACK
ACL
ACU
A-D
Ada
ADC
ADH
ADM
ADP
AE
AES
AFJ
AFR
AI
AIG
AIN
AIS
AJ
AK
AKM
ALC
ALE
ALU
AMA
AMI
AMS
ANI
AOS
AP
APC
APD
APL
App
APU
AR
Arg
ARQ
ARS
ASU
AV
AVP
Authenticate
  • To verify the identity of a user, device, or other entity in a computer system, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in a system.
  • Prove the identity of someone claiming to be a particular person.
  • To verify the integrity of data that have been stored, transmitted, or otherwise exposed to possible unauthorized modification.
  • To establish the validity of a claimed identity. (CSC-STD-001-83;; NCSC-WA-001-85;)
  • A challenge given by voice or electrical means to attest to the authenticity of a message or transmission. (JP 1-02)