Practice Test Question-Authentication Techniques

Practice Test Question-Authentication Techniques

Practice Test Question-Authentication Techniques

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Bijan is configuring an automated data transfer between two servers and is choosing an authentication technique for one server to connect to the other. What approach would be best-suited for this scenario?

A. Biometric Authentication
B. Smart Card Authentication
C. SSH Key
D. Hard Coded Password

Correct Answer: C

Biometrics and smart cards require the administrator to intervene by either submitting to biometric or manipulating a smart card. This question asked about automated transfers, so those techniques are not appropriate. The use of an SSH key can automate the connection between these two systems without requiring human intervention, making it the correct answer. Passwords should not be hard-coded in applications to prevent theft. So they’re not appropriate here either.


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