Authenticate vs Login - What's the difference?

authenticate | login |


As verbs the difference between authenticate and login

is that authenticate is to render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit while login is .

As a noun login is

(computing) a combination of a user's identification and password used to enter a computer, program, network, etc.

authenticate

English

(Webster 1913)

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  • To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
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    login

    English

    (wikipedia login)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A combination of a user's identification and password used to enter a computer, program, network, etc.
  • (computing) The process of logging in.
  • Synonyms

    * logon

    Verb

    (head)
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