The U on iTunes U - Terms

Authentication

Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be. In private and public computer networks (including the Internet), authentication is commonly done through the use of logon usernames & passwords. Knowledge of the username & password is assumed to guarantee that the user is authentic.

In regards to iTunes U, the institution is responsibe to provide web-based infrastructure to authentication & authorization end-users or content providers.

iTunes U Basic Auth Example

The University of Utah on iTunes U implementation will have both publically accessible content and content restricted to university students, staff, faculity and affilates. To access restricted content you need to authenticate using your University Network ID (uNID).

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