Identity Vs Authentication Vs Authorization: Biggest Dilemma


Security world terminologies

  1. Identity
  2. Authentication
  3. Authorization





Levels of Authentications

  1. Single Factor Authentication
  2. Two Factor Authentication
  3. Multi-Factor Authentication
[Source: Cartoon by Phil Johnson for MIT]



OAuth 2.0: A brief introduction

  • Federated Identity — Allowing users to log in to an application with another existing account that the user owns. (End-users)
  • Delegated Authority — Allowing another service to access resources in a controlled manner on another service on behalf of the user. (3rd Party Applications)

Let’s wind up folks




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