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Lesson 9. Accessing Network Services > Authenticating Your Identity

Authenticating Your Identity

While you use your computer, a number of applications will need to know who you are. Authentication is the name of the process that lets you prove your identity to the computer system.

You regularly use authentication, even when you are not using your computer. When you call someone using a phone, the person you call responds by answering the phone. You, in turn, let the person know who's calling, and, hopefully, the person you called recognizes your name and voice, thereby authenticating you.


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