Identity management topics can be a bit abstract or in the clouds, literally. You may already be familiar with authentication, which I described in a prior blog. At its core, authentication is a method for verifying that a user is who they claim to be, and used to keep bad actors out of your network. Unlike passwords, which can be easily compromised and used by hackers for data breaches, tokens are more secure.
61% of data breaches involve the use of unauthorized credentials.
2021 Data Breach investigations Report, Verizon
Read on to learn:
- What a token is
- Why tokens should be used
- What token-based authentication is and how it works
- The benefits of token-based authentication
- Types of authentication protocols, including uses and limitations