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Primary and Secondary Authentication

Authentication allows a user to guarantee his or her identity before accessing a resource or service.

Primary authentication will give user access to the workstation (Windows login). Several authentication modes can be made available to users: login and password, smart or contactless cards, biometrics, mobile …

To classify an authentication mode it will be enough to rely on the principles of the 3 factors: “What do I have? “, ” What do I know? “, ” Who am I? ». The answers provided to these questions make it possible to say for a given authentication method whether it is “simple” or “double” factor.

Secondary authentication is the access of a user to an application from an open session on a workstation. The application can be of any type: web, client-server, local to the workstation or external…

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