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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

difference between Authorization and Authentication?

Authentication :
Authentication is a process of identifying a user based on their credentials(means user id and password).

Authorization :
Authorization is process of determining whether an authenticated user is allowed to access a specific resource or not.

In Short,
Authentication is the process of validating a logged in person with user_id and password
Once a person is authenticated, Authorization is the process who check the person access or not for some places.

The "quick guide"
Identification : Who are you?
Authentication : Prove yourself
Authorization : Here is what you can do?

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