Difference Between Authentication and Authorization in tabular form
Comparison between Authentication and Authorization
- The Basic Difference between authentication and authorization is that Authentication is the process of verifying who you are. When you log on to a PC with a user name and password you are authenticating.
- Authorization is the process of verifying that you have access to something. Gaining access to a resource (e.g. directory on a hard disk) because the permissions configured on it allow you access is authorization.
- In software, Authentication is validating that an entity is who or what it claims to be. Authorization is validating that a user can perform a given action.
|Authentication is providing integrity control and security to the data.||It is protecting the data to ensure privacy and access control of data. Authorization is giving
access to authorized users
|Authentication is the process of verifying who
|Authorization is the process of verifies what
you are authorized to do or not to do.
|Logging on to a PC with a username and password is authentication.||Accessing a file from hard disk is authorization because the permissions are given to you to
access that file allows you access it that is authorization.
|Authentication usually requires a username and a password||Authentication factors required for authorization may vary, depending on the security level.|