- 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
Access to more than 10,000 email login credentials allegedly tied to Robinhood accounts were available for sale on the dark web in October, according to a Bloomberg review of dark web marketplaces.Robinhood asks banks to pitch for potential 2021 IPO|Lee Clifford|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Many of them seemed young and inexperienced, she said, and only one wore an official credential.
A lot of people were unsure about her conservative credentials.The Georgia Businesswoman Who Could Keep the Senate in GOP Hands|Nick Fouriezos|November 5, 2020|Ozy
In the end, Ubicquia removed the city’s credentials and cut the service layer to the devices.San Diego Can’t Actually Turn Its Smart Streetlights Off|Jesse Marx|November 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The Harvard Business Review suggests a method of grouping applicants by their qualifications so hiring managers focus on credentials rather than race.
In addition, there were massive credentialing problems, so Romney poll watchers were not permitted to operate at many precincts.