[e-lang] eRights Authentication
Mark S. Miller
markm at cs.jhu.edu
Sun Jan 21 23:04:42 CST 2007
Sankar Narayanan wrote:
> I am newly to eRights so i need some info about authentication in eRights.
> How the authentication process is done in eRights? can anyone have idea
> about this pls share the info? and i also need the some URL about eRights
What kind of authentication are you interested in? Why? The reason I'm asking
is that, often, people think they need authentication when what they're really
interested in is authorization. While some kinds of authentication are indeed
possible, it's also trickier than people normally realize.
In any case, try Chapter 7 of <http://erights.org/talks/thesis/>. In section
7.5, it says: "The VatID ensures that the vat Bob is speaking to is the one
hosting the object Alice meant to introduce him to---making spoofing
infeasible." When you understand what this means in this context, this might
also answer the questions you have in mind.
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