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What is authentication?

Authentication is the process of allowing a user to login to a Moodle site using their username and password.

Moodle provides a number of ways of managing authentication, called authentication plugins. Below are some popularly used authentication methods:

  • Manual accounts - accounts created manually by an administrator

  • No login- suspend particular user account

  • Email-based self-registration- enables a user to authenticate themselves using their email address

  • External database- account details are located on an external database

  • Moodle Network authentication- different Moodle sites can connect and authenticate users

  • No authentication- for testing purposes or if the Moodle site is not available on the Internet

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  1. Vardaan Solia

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