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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

. In general, a credential can be a birth certificate, an e-passport, driver's license, or electronic ID card

. In information technology, in addition tobiometric

characteristics, this also

includes passwords, keysor the

results of cryptographic processes, or physical components for access authorization such as smart cards or keys.

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Englisch: credential
Updated at: 14.09.2009
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