The Evolution of Authentication and Authorization on the Internet

Perhaps the explosion of the internet circa 2000 is indicative of the surge in the usage of the word ‘authentication’ during that same time as shown in the Google Trends graph.

For a user to have access to these services they would have to first enter into the web application. And this entrance was facilitated by means of a . For example, to login to your account on a website you would have to enter your Username and Password into a Web Form. The Web Server would then check the entered Username and Password against a Database. If the…