Authentication is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a system or user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing’s identity, authentication is the process of verifying that identity.
The new authentication system, which is now being governed by AIH, alongside with keeping existing features of the previous authentication system, offers the following advantages:
- New REST API with a robust set of tools for controlling users and their permissions outside of AAD.
- Full control over authentication token generation, with more straightforward ways for receiving it.
- Possibility for integrating with other authorization services in the future besides AAD (e.g. Google, LinkedIn, etc.), as well as possibility for developing AIH’s own identification mechanism.