Authentication (LDAP/AD, DFN-AAI)

What does authentication mean?

Authentication is the process of proving the authenticity of something or the identity of a person, in the IT sector for example a user. In computer science, the word authentication is often used both for the process of checking authorization and for the result of this check.

How is authentication used by IMT?

At the University of Paderborn you can usually log on to web applications with your central Uni-Account.