Perimeter Authentication - Computer Definition
The process of authenticating the identity of an off-site user not within the application server’s domain. This process is completed by a remote user specifying an identity and some form of corresponding “proof” of identity. The proof provided is generally a secret string of letters and/or numbers (such as a credit card number, a password, or a Personal Identification Number such as an important date to the user) that can then be verified.
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