CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q873

Which of the following services are used to support authentication services for several local devices from a central location without the use of tokens?

A. TACACS+
B. Smartcards
C. Biometrics
D. Kerberos


Correct Answer: A
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
ACACS allows a client to accept a username and password and send a query to a TACACS authentication server. It would determine whether to accept or deny the authentication
request and send a response back. The TIP would then allow access or not based upon the response, not tokens.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Smartcards are also known as identity tokens containing integrated circuits.
C: Biometrics is used for user authentication, not device authentication.
D: Kerberos uses tickets, which lists the privileges of that user, much like a token.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TACACS
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 275, 282, 285
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 148