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
P
P&D
P3P
PA
PAA
PAD
PAE
PAL
PAP
PAX
PBD
PBX
PC
PCA
PCS
PCZ
PD
Pdl
PDN
PDR
PDS
PDU
PES
PIP
PIX
PKA
PKC
PL
PLA
PM
PMD
PMO
PMP
Pod
POM
Pop
PPL
PPN
PPS
Ps
PSL
PSN
PTR
PTT
PUC
PUT
PVC
PWA
PX
Password
  • A protected word or string of characters that identifies or authenticates a user for access to a specific resource such as a system, data set, file, record, and so forth. (AFR 205-16;; AR 380-380;; OPNAVINST 5239. 1A;)
  • A private character string that is used to authenticate an identity. (CSC-STD-001-83;)
  • A protected word, phrase or string of symbols that is used to authenticate the identity of a user. (DOE 5636. 2A;)
  • A protected word or a string of characters that identifies or authenticates a user, a specific resource, or an access type. Synonymous with Keyword. (FIPS PUB 39;)
  • A protected/private character string used to authenticate an identity. Knowledge of a valid user ID and its associated password is considered proof of authorization to access a system. (NCSC-WA-001-85;; CSC-STD-002-85;) 6. Confidential authentication information, usually composed of a string of characters. (SS;)