Chapter 9

Authentication Policies

This chapter covers the following topics:

An authentication is simply the validation of a credential. It is a very important part of the process of performing network access control. When thinking about authentication, it can help to relate the topic to something that occurs in real life, such as being pulled over for speeding.

After a highway patrol officer has a driver pull her car over to the side of the road, the officer walks up to the driver’s window ...

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