Authentication

Operations

What is authentication?

Definition:

Authentication is the verification process of a user's, process', or devices'  identity. Authentication commonly is used to restrict access.

Analogy:

Authentication is like your government ID.

In order to fly or drive a car, you need to authenticate that you have the right credentials to do so as a legal citizen or resident.

In other words:

Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is who that someone or something actually is.

Pre-Product Score

4

Authentication isn't a term you need to be too familiar with before you launch a product. The only thing you need to understand is the purpose of the authentication, as well as if it will be part of your product in any way. If it will be, it is important to understand how and where it will be integrated so you can properly articulate your vision.

Live-Product Score

5

This term is more relevant if your product is live because that means that you likely are actively utilizing an authentication feature, so you should be able to speak to this feature if a user, or anyone, asks you questions about it.

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