See Universal Character Set.
A worldwide character-encoding standard that allows more information to be contained in each string by defining 16-bit character strings rather than the standard 8-bit character strings. Unicode allows universal data exchange and improves multilingual text processing. Unicode strings are also called wide strings.
- Universal Character Set
(UCS) A 16-bit character set.
- universal well-known security identifier
A security identifier (SID) that is known on all systems that adhere to the security model based on authenticated users and discretionary access control.
See user principal name.
A user of a system is identified by a login procedure, which establishes a process by which applications can run and access other security-relevant objects. An example of a login procedure is to use a smart card, possibly in conjunction with a password or personal identification number (PIN).
- user interface (Smart Card)
A common dialog box that lets the user connect to a smart card and use it in an application. Using the dialog box, the user can specify a specific card or search for the smart card to open.
- user principal name
(UPN) A user account name (sometimes referred to as the user logon name) and a domain name identifying the domain in which the user account is located. This is the standard usage for logging on to a Windows domain. The format is: firstname.lastname@example.org (as for an email address).