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Authenticator
  • The means used to identify or verify the eligibility of a station, originator or individual to access specific categories of information. The authenticator may be a symbol, sequence of symbols, or series of prearranged bits that are usually inserted at a predetermined point within a message or transmission for the purpose of authentication. (AR 380-380;)
  • In Kerberos, information presented with a ticket that only the true party could send. Tested with information encrypted within the ticket that only the verifier can decrypt.
  • The means used to identify or verify the eligibility of a station, originator, or individual to access specific categories of information. b. A symbol, a sequence of symbols, or a series of bits that are arranged in a predetermined manner and are usually inserted at a predetermined point within a message or transmission for the purpose of an authentication of the message or transmission. (FIPS PUB 39;)
  • The means used to confirm the identity or verify the eligibility of a station, originator, or individual (NCSC-WA-001-85;)
  • A symbol or group of symbols, or a series of bits selected or derived in a prearranged manner and usually inserted at a predetermined point within a message or transmission for the purpose of attesting to the validity of the message or transmission. (NCSC-9)
  • The means used to confirm the identity or to verify the eligibility of a station, originator or individual. (NCSC-TG-004-88)