Term:Token

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GAO-09-232G

Token - In authentication systems, some type of physical device (such as a card with a magnetic strip or a smart card) that must be in the individual's possession in order to gain access. The token itself is not sufficient; the user must also be able to supply something memorized, such as a personal identification number (PIN).

NIST IR 7298

Token - Something that the claimant possesses and controls (typically a key or password) used to authenticate the claimant's identity. SOURCE: SP 800-63

NIST SP 800-63v1.0.2

Token - Something that the claimant possesses and controls (typically a key or password) used to authenticate the claimant's identity.

NSA IATF 3-1

Token - A token is an object that represents something else, such as another object (either physical or virtual). A security token is a physical device, such as a special smart card, that together with something that a user knows, such as a PIN, will enable authorized access to a computer system or network.

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