Definition[edit | edit source]

Cryptography[edit | edit source]

Authority is

an external party that provides authentication, authorization, or both authentication and authorization.[1]

Digital certificates[edit | edit source]

An authority is

[a] body with the power to exercise prescribed functions. Generally used to refer to a body in charge of issuing digital certificates.[2]

Security[edit | edit source]

Authority is "[t]he right to access objects, resources, or functions."[3]

Social media[edit | edit source]

Authority is "[a] measure of how well-connected an entity is, based on its inbound links.[4]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Agency law[edit | edit source]

There are three bases by which an agent may be found to have legal authority to bind the principal to a contract. These are:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "IBM Terminology" (full-text).
  2. Cybersecurity Guide for Developing Countries, at 104.
  3. "IBM Terminology" (full-text).
  4. Id.

See also[edit | edit source]

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