- evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
- Digital Technology. information that identifies an account and keeps it secure, as username and password: The IT department assigns temporary system credentials to new employees.
Origin of credential
OTHER WORDS FROM credentialun·cre·den·tialed, adjective
How to use credential in a sentence
Emotet was first identified in 2014 as a relatively simple trojan for stealing banking account credentials.DHS warns that Emotet malware is one of the most prevalent threats today|Dan Goodin|October 7, 2020|Ars Technica
With YC Backing, PersistIQ Hopes To Remove Excel From The Outbound Sales ProcessToday, a salesperson can install Scratchpad as a Chrome plug-in, connect to Salesforce with their log-in credentials and create a two-way connection between the tools.Scratchpad announces $3.6M seed to put work space on top of Salesforce|Ron Miller|October 6, 2020|TechCrunch
The ambassador’s appointment, and the presentation of credentials to Alexander Lukashenko will serve as the de-facto recognition of his legitimacy as a 6-term president.
That’s a big concern for technology companies whose electricity bills and green credentials are taking a battering thanks to the huge amounts of energy required to run millions of computer chips around the clock.Nvidia’s Arm Acquisition Brings the Two Key Technologies of This Century Under One Roof|Edd Gent|September 21, 2020|Singularity Hub
To qualify for the coveted Google Guaranteed or Screened badge, the service pros undergo personal background checks and provide corporate documentation, proof of insurance, certifications, licenses and other credentials, depending upon industry.A new era has arrived in local search: Google’s Local Trust Pack|Justin Sanger|September 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
Then a little consortium of people in the psychedelic community—especially the most credentialed ones—presented their evidence.
Ambassador Rice is a well-credentialed, experienced, senior-ranking diplomat in the United States government.Susan Rice: Just Another ‘Incompetent’ Black Woman|Sophia A. Nelson|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The early decision-applicant pool is simply better credentialed.Steve Cohen on the Three Biggest College Admissions Lies|Steve Cohen|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well-credentialed members of the mainstream media privately extol her.
The highly credentialed Johnsen is an improbable target, and OLC was long viewed as an obscure post.
Identification card: An applicant requesting relief would be referred to a credentialed volunteer relief committee.The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons|William Z. Foster
I shall be sufficiently credentialed, at all events—provided old partisan considerations are banished from the new confederacy.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones