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Process of confirmation of a claimed identity based on valid credentials.


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.


NIST 800-63


Taxonomy AHG Consensus

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