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What are 'credentials'?

'Credentials' in information systems are widely used to control an individual's access to information or services. The combination of a card number or user ID and password is a widely-used example of credentials. The Government of Canada uses electronic credentials to allow users to communicate securely with online-enabled Government of Canada services.

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