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What is the difference between authentication and authorization?

Basic question from a novice: What is the difference between authentication and authorization?
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Linux Central Authentication/Authorization Methods

I have a small but growing network of Linux servers. Ideally I'd like a central place to control User Access, change passwords, etc... I've read a lot about LDAP servers, but I'm still confused about ...
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How to tweak Gnome user elevation in RHEL/CentOS

So I am attempting to tweak the way GNOME authenticates a desktop user for privileged applications. Out of the box it asks for the root password. For my deployment this is undesirable and I want it ...
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Centralized Authentication Method

I have more than 1000 Linux/Unix(Solaris) servers in my network and I want to implement some kind of centralized login server. So that I create users on one server and he can able to login on any of ...
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Apache, SVN and Active Directory: how to avoid duplicate configuration?

I'm trying to linking the SVN hosted on Apache on a Windows Server 2008 to the Active Directory. I understood what do I need to do to manage the groups of users on repository level: <Location "/...
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IIS7 Manager: .NET Authorization is missing

I've got a Windows Server 2008 (With SP2) runing. My site works fine, but the IIS Manager (for IIS7) is missing the ".NET Authorization" icon to edit the site authorizations. The ".NET Authentication" ...