Authentication is the process of verifying that an individual has permission to perform an action. Without authentication, there would be no way of knowing or enforcing access control on our browser for our applications.

Our strategy of authenticating users depends on discerning whether a password is valid or not in order to allow the user to perform further actions in the application.

In the next lesson we’ll get to know some of the tools that we can use to authenticate in Python Flask applications by building a web application that allows authenticated users to view an awesome secret recipe.

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