Process of determining the validity of one or more credentials used to claim a digital identity.
The related term identity-proofing is different from authentication. In identity solutions requiring identity-proofing, that function occurs prior to credential issuance. Specifically related to e-authentication
Example: Username/password or public-key cryptography are traditional forms of authentication, as is a conversation with a customer service representative over the phone in which information is exchanged to establish identity.
Current definition was finalized and approved by those in attendance at the AHG meeting of 12/12/2013.
Currently in final approval with the AHG.
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