Instead of “auth”, we should say “permissions” and “login”

The common use of “auth” as a term for both authentication and authorization leads to confusion and bad abstractions in computer systems. The solution proposed is to use “login” for authentication and “permissions” for authorization, which are clear terms that do not require much explanation. By distinguishing between the two concepts, it becomes easier to design systems that accurately reflect their distinct functionalities. Using clear terminology not only improves communication but also helps in creating stronger and more effective system designs. If you found this information helpful, please consider sharing it, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions.

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