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Solution Path: Selecting and Implementing Authentication

Published: 18 January 2013

ID: G00247687

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


Authentication is a fundamental building block of information protection, and involves multiple considerations and trade-offs. This Solution Path provides a road map for critical research and architecture decisions to create a secure as well as usable authentication infrastructure.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1.0: Learn About Authentication Essentials
  • Step 2.0: Evaluate Business Requirements
  • Step 3.0: Assess Risks and Determine Appropriate Assurance Levels
  • Step 4.0: Create an Initial Authentication Architecture
    • Step 4.1: Assess Additional Requirements (Optional)
    • Step 4.2: Refine the Architecture as Needed (Optional)
  • Step 5.0: Implement Stronger Authentication per Risk Requirements

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