[cap-talk] Definition of Authentication on wiki.erights.org
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Sun Sep 6 21:33:54 PDT 2009
Rob Meijer wrote:
> authentication: "validating the authenticity of
> something or someone"
> identification : "the condition of having the identity
> (of a person or object) established."
> Although the two are strongly related, it seems that
> the definition on the wiki is simply confusing th two
> concepts in an understandable way.
A good example of the distinction is proof of age.
Chances are that you do not want to prove identity at a
website where you want to prove age. Thus
authenticating that you are over 18 is distinct from
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