Identification vs Authentication vs Authorization

Identity, Roles, and Permissions

Martin Thoma
Plain and Simple
Published in
2 min readOct 2, 2020

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Identification, authentication, and authorization are closely related, but not the same.

Identification is about knowing who somebody is, even without their cooperation.

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Martin Thoma
Plain and Simple

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