Definition[edit | edit source]

A verifier is

[a]n entity that verifies the claimant’s identity by verifying the claimant’s possession of a token using an authentication protocol. To do this, the verifier may also need to validate credentials that link the token and identity and check their status.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NIST, Electronic Authentication Guideline 8 (NIST Special Publication 800-63) (Apr. 2006) (full-text).
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