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Credentials, Credential Store - definition(s)

credentials, credential store - Credentials are sets of information that the owner presents in order to prove identity to a computer-based application. Although this is a general term and can be used for many kinds of credentials, the problem of storing credentials is most commonly discussed in the context of asymmetric cryptography where credentials consist of certified public keys. Common credential stores include databases, directories and smart cards.

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Source: RSA, 11 August 2011 10:17:10, External   

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