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authentication vs authorization

rakesh mittal

Joined: Oct 10, 2005
Posts: 27
can anybody tell me the difference between
the authentication and authorization?
Grant Gainey
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Joined: Oct 16, 2005
Posts: 65
Authentication is the answer to the question, "Who are you?" Authorization is the answer to the question, "What are you allowed to do?"

Presenting my driver's license at a bank authenticates me - but it doesn't authorize me to withdraw money from your account.


In Theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.<br />In Practice, there is no relationship between theory and practice.
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