Authentication is the act of verifying the credentials of an entity. In other words, authentication is about establishing someone’s identity.

Important standards in this space are SAML, OpenID, and OpenID Connect.

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  1. […] the client to handle the 401 leads to duplication, since every call could potentially require authentication. So we should extract the authentication code into one place. Where would that place be, […]

  2. […] and integrity, on the other hand, both require proper authentication, and here matters get more […]

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