[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users


Definition - What does Username mean?

A username is a a word, phrase, number or combination of characters that uniquely identifies a user on software, a website, a computer or any computing device or related service that requires user authentication.

A username is a distinctive alphabetical and numerical set of characters used to identify and gain access to a computing system.

A username is also known as a login ID.

Techopedia explains Username

Username is a common security feature and widely adapted authentication and authorization technique used in IT and IT-enabled systems that have a multi-user access mechanism. A username is mostly used in combination with a password; the username identifies a user and password serves as authentication.

In most scenarios, a username is created by the user and is between six and 14 characters in length. Although they are an integral part of the information security mechanism, a username alone cannot pose serious threats if it is discovered by a hacker or a person with malicious intent, as the authorization depends on the correct input of username and password.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.