[cap-talk] Capabilities - the rub, an account, quick clarification

Marc Stiegler marcs at skyhunter.com
Fri Nov 17 10:18:15 CST 2006

Quick clarification of something I said that confused a couple people:

Marc Stiegler wrote:

> For the CapWiki, part of the design is, every time a user creates a cap 
> for delegation, we put an entry for the revoker and audit trail on that 
> user's home page, and include as much info as we can extract from the 
> context and the user's explicit entries about who/why/how long this cap 
> is for. This will give the user as much (well, actually, more) 
> understanding of what authorities he has passed out, and who he passed 
> them to, and what those people he gave the authority to should be held 
> accountable for, than he gets with any traditional popular acl system.

CapWiki does not have this feature at this time. It is designed, we know 
approximately how to implement it, but no one is currently committed to 
adding it to CapWiki.


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