Authentification does not exist...
One thing that really disturbs me in professional documents is the use of authentification (or in Dutch: authentificatie). This word does not exist in English or in Dutch, it is a mix up of authentication and identification, but still this mistake is made all over the IT world in Europe.
Although the rule is very easy:
- when the verb is to authenticate it becomes authentication
- when the verb is to identify/to certify it becomes identification/certification
The verb to authentify or to authentificate simply do not exist in English....
So don't use it :-)
Attention: "Authentification" est un mot français correct. C'est probablement à l'origine de la confusion en néerlandais et en d'autres langues européennes.