Identity Authentication

the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of an employee, customer, or computer system user. In contrast with identification which isthe act of establishing or indicatinga person or thing’s identity, Identity Authentication is the process of verifying that identity. It might involve validating personal identity documents, or ensuring that a product or document is not counterfeit. Authentication determines if the person is who they claim they are by presenting identity documents such as a driver’s license or passport that match the person presenting the document.