Authentication (Definition)

A dimension in the assessment of the Technical Condition of an asset in the Queensland Government. It describes the level of access control provided for an asset to prevent unauthorised persons using it or accessing particular content. Assessment involves evaluation of the extent to which a user's claimed identity is verified by formal processes before giving the user permission to perform certain operations or use certain methods or services on the asset. The rating is determined according to the level of the following access control services: Identification: determining who can access the asset; Authorization: determining what an authorized user can do (read-only; write - i.e.. can create/add/delete/rename; or execute - if the file is a program); and Accountability: identifying what a user did (for audit purposes).


Last Reviewed: 15 February 2018

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