Could someone point me to distinct, accurate terms for 'authentication' and 'validation' in Chinese?
This is in a web development context, and I can only find 验证 as the best word for both of them.
When writing about web development, that's quite a big problem as these are both important and distinct concepts.
Some dictionaries give 证明 for authentication, but I get the impression that isn't appropriate for authenticating with a website.
Wikipedia has 身份验证 for authentication, which isn't bad. Currently I'm using 数据验证 for validation and 用户验证 for authentication.