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Learn how to manage your AOL username. Your AOL username is the unique identity that gives you access to services like AOL Mail or premium services. For AOL email addresses, your username is the first part of the email address before the @ symbol. For non-AOL email addresses, your username is the entire email address.
A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service. A user often has a user account and is identified to the system by a username (or user name ). Other terms for username include login name, screenname (or screen name ), account name, nickname (or nick) and handle, which is derived from the identical citizens band radio term.
An email address consists of two parts, a local part [a] and a domain; if the domain is a domain name rather than an IP address then the SMTP client uses the domain name to look up the mail exchange IP address. The general format of an email address is local-part @ domain, e.g. jsmith@ [192.168.1.2], email@example.com.
In computer security, logging in (or logging on, signing in, or signing on) is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves.
The UID, along with the group identifier (GID) and other access control criteria, is used to determine which system resources a user can access. The password file maps textual user names to UIDs. UIDs are stored in the inodes of the Unix file system, running processes, tar archives, and the now-obsolete Network Information Service.
A user wielding a user agent (usually a web browser) is called the subject in SAML-based single sign-on. The user requests a web resource protected by a SAML service provider. The service provider, wishing to know the identity of the user, issues an authentication request to a SAML identity provider through the user agent.
Digital identity platforms that allow users to log onto third-party websites, applications, mobile devices and gaming systems with their existing identity, i.e. enable social login, include: Microsoft account – Formerly Windows Live ID Google Account Facebook - Login to public social venues. Yahoo! – users can use their Yahoo!