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Credentials are identity documents, credentials, certificates, or legitimations in the form of data that are intended to confirm to one system the identity of another system or of a user.

Generally, a credential can be a credential, a birth certificate, an e-passport, driver's license, or electronic ID card. So can login credentials, the distinctive characteristics of biometric data, such as a fingerprint, iris, or retina.

Ininformation technology, this includes not only biometric characteristics but also passwords, keys or the results of cryptographic processes, or physical components for access authorization such as smart cards or keys.

Englisch: credential
Updated at: 11.10.2021
#Words: 95
Links: identity, data, system, user, driver
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