Authentication important for File Protection.

Q9. Describe why authentication is important for file protection.

Ans.

The process of identifying an individual, usually based on  a username and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authentication, which is the process of giving individuals access to system objects based on their identity.

Authentication merely ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be, but says nothing about the access rights of the individuals. Authentication is the process of determining whether someone is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be. It is the process of identifying an individual, usually based on a username and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authorization, which is the process of giving individuals access to system objects based on their identity. Authentication merely ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be, but says nothing about the access rights of the individual. It is also used for file protection for unauthorized users.

 

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