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  2. Login - Wikipedia

    A screenshot of the English Wikipedia login screen. In computer security, logging in (or logging on, signing in, or signing on) is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system or program by identifying and authenticating themselves. The user credentials are typically some form of username and a password, [1] and these ...

  3. Session (computer science) - Wikipedia

    In computer science and networking in particular, a session is a time-delimited two-way link, a practical (relatively high) layer in the TCP/IP protocol enabling interactive expression and information exchange between two or more communication devices or ends – be they computers, automated systems, or live active users (see login session ).

  4. Basic access authentication - Wikipedia

    In the context of an HTTP transaction, basic access authentication is a method for an HTTP user agent (e.g. a web browser) to provide a user name and password when making a request. In basic HTTP authentication, a request contains a header field in the form of Authorization: Basic <credentials>, where <credentials> is the Base64 encoding of ID ...

  5. Login session - Wikipedia

    In computing, a login session is the period of activity between a user logging in and logging out of a (multi-user) system . On Unix and Unix-like operating systems, a login session takes one of two main forms: When a textual user interface is used, a login session is represented as a kernel session — a collection of process groups with the ...

  6. AOL

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  7. HTTP persistent connection - Wikipedia

    HTTP persistent connection, also called HTTP keep-alive, or HTTP connection reuse, is the idea of using a single TCP connection to send and receive multiple HTTP requests /responses, as opposed to opening a new connection for every single request/response pair. The newer HTTP/2 protocol uses the same idea and takes it further to allow multiple ...

  8. Session ID - Wikipedia

    A session ID is usually a randomly generated string to decrease the probability of obtaining a valid one by means of a brute-force search. Many servers perform additional verification of the client, in case the attacker has obtained the session ID. Locking a session ID to the client's IP address is a simple and effective measure as long as the ...