Instead of “auth”, we should say “permissions” and “login”

May 27, 2024


Sharing for aeonik’s comment on HN:

“Authorize” and “Authenticate” are excellent words. They go back to medieval times and haven’t changed meaning too much.

Everybody knows what an “authority” is. It means they have power or capability.

Everybody knows what authentic means. Something that is proven to be genuine.

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