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authentication broker

The process that communicates with a root broker to verify user identities.

The VERITAS Security Services component that serves, one level beneath the root broker, as an intermediate registration authority and a certification authority. The authentication broker can authenticate clients, such as users or services, and grant them a certificate that will become part of the VERITAS credential. An authentication broker cannot, however, authenticate other brokers. That task must be performed by the root broker.