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New Training: Authentication and Authorization Solutions

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 15, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker describes authentication and authorization solutions. Watch this new Cyber Security training.

Watch the full course: Implementing Secure Network, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions Training

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 1.2 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro to Authentication and Authorization

  • Access Control Overview

  • Mandatory Access Control (MAC)

  • Discretionary Access Control (DAC)

  • Authentication Management

  • Authentication & Authorization

  • Single Sign On (SSO)

  • Quiz and Review

The AAA Framework Explained

Acquiring the CompTia Security+ certificate is recommended for IT professionals. That certificate tells potential employers that they understand the general principles of cybersecurity. One of those principles that the Security+ exam covers is the AAA framework.

The AAA framework is a generalized foundation for network security. Many access control systems follow this framework in some fashion.

The AAA framework stands for authentication, authorization, and accounting.

The authentication piece is when someone proves they are who they say they are when they try and access a network resource. Traditionally this involves a user entering a username and password. Though, the authentication piece has evolved with protocols like OpenID.

The authorization piece checks to verify that the individual who has been authenticated, is also authorized to access a resource, before being provided access.

The last piece of the framework, the accounting piece, is the record-keeping and logging step. This creates a breadcrumb trail for systems administrators to see who logged into their network, why, and when.

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