[rdfweb-dev] Authentication again
dan at dancocos.com
Fri Feb 13 21:11:23 UTC 2004
I agree how does one know that your resume was written by you or that your
email address really belongs to you or the person on the other end of the
phone is who they are claiming to be? They don't. They just use common
sense, which is actually a pretty decent form of authentication.
And how important is auth for FOAF anyway, if I was building a system that
used FOAF and needed to be absolutely trusted I would only accept FOAF
profiles from people I knew who signed them with keys I trusted.
dan @ below
> Just seen this.
> "Authentication is just one of the difficult problems to solve -- how do
> you know that a given FOAF profile really does belong to the person who
> claims it?"
> I can't help thinking that this is, in general, just not a problem. I
> know the "Liar" use case won't go away, but so what?
> If you were doing something that really depended on positive
> authentication, you'd architect something on top of FOAF like an out of
> band credit card check.
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