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'''User identification''' is
'''User identification''' is the process, usually through a unique [[character string]], by which a [[user]] [[identifies]] himself to the [[system]] as a [[valid user]].
 
   
 
{{Quote|the [[process]], usually through a unique [[character string]], by which a [[user]] [[identifies]] himself to the [[system]] as a [[valid user]].<ref>This definition uses content from the [https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/itsg2/Glossary Information Security Guide 2 - Glossary,] which is made available under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 Unported.]}}
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{{Quote|[a] unique symbol or [[character string]] that is used by an [[Information System]] ([[IS]]) to uniquely [[identify]] a specific [[user]].<ref>[[Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms]], at 259.</ref>}}
* [[User ID]]
 
   
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* [[User ID]]
* This page uses content from the [https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/itsg2/Glossary Information Security Guide 2 - Glossary,] which is made available under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 Unported.]
 
 
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Revision as of 16:00, 4 September 2014

Definition

User identification is

the process, usually through a unique character string, by which a user identifies himself to the system as a valid user.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

See also