My professor used the word authentification in a lecture. I have always used authentication. Is it a real word or is authentication the correct term?
Authentication is the correct term. The word authentification is likely just a misspeech, though interestingly enough it is a valid French word, from authentifier, to authenticate.
Authentification is a French word. After a bit on research on its origin, it would seem that the word is actually composed of three parts :
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