User Identification Issues

A user name and password is normally the only form of access identification that a user needs to gain access to your server. In most cases, that’s all you really need to ensure that the data on your system remains secure. However, even if you make the software that grants access to the system totally bulletproof (an ever more difficult task as computers gain processing power), there are still problems with this approach.

Obviously, the most common problem is lost passwords. Asking the user to provide a password that’s difficult to break often results in a password that’s also difficult to remember. Consequently, the network administrator ends up spending more time fixing lost password problems.

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