Authentication and authorization

Systems establish authentication first, followed by authorization if implemented.

Authentication types

Authentication is the act of validating that users are who they claim to be. Currently, HCD uses a password-based authentication system.: If a user enters the correct credentials, the system assumes their identity is valid and grants access.

What is authorization?

Authorization is the process of giving a user permission to access a specific resource or function. Other terms for this functionality are access control or client privilege.

Users must authenticate before Hyper-Converged Database will authorize them. Authorization is generally controlled by the database administrators.

Use an application token to authorize Hyper-Converged Database connection

Authorize your application’s connection to your Hyper-Converged Database database using an application token. In the case of HCD, the application token is simply the login and password for a role in the database.

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