Key Terms in this Chapter
Context: Context can refer to the type of transaction or organisation that the entity is identifying itself as well as the manner that the transaction is made.
User Terminal: The user terminal is the device that is used by an end user to access the services provided by the NG wireless networks.
Profile: A profile consists of data needed to provide services to users once their identity has been verified.
Digital Identity: Digital identity is the means that an entity can use to identify themselves in a digital world (i.e., data that can be transferred digitally, over a network, file, etc.).
Access Control: Access control is used to determine what a user can or cannot do in a particular context.
Identity: The identity of an individual is the set of information known about that person.
Authorization: Authorisation is the process of granting access to a service or information based on a user’s role in an organisation.
User: A user refers to a person or entity with authorised access.
Authentication: Authentication is the process by which an entity provides its identity to another party, for example, by showing photo ID to a bank teller or entering a password on a computer system.
Auditing and Reporting: Auditing and reporting involves the creation and keeping of records, whether for business reasons (e.g., customer transactions), but also for providing a “trail” in the event that the system is compromised or found faulty.
Network Operator: Network operator is defined as a legal entity that operates, deploys, and maintains network infrastructure.