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Re: Alternative terminology for "consumer"

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:36:43 -0400
To: "Stone, Matt" <matt.stone@pearson.com>
Cc: Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56FAAF1B.6020107@digitalbazaar.com>
On 03/29/2016 12:22 PM, Stone, Matt wrote:
> in which document do we define this?  Is the consumer, the one who 
> has asked the earner for proof of an achievement?  in job search 
> scenario, it would be the prospective employer...


That link talks about consumers of claims and you can click on
"consumer" there and it will jump to the glossary section.

A "consumer" is one who asks a holder to provide credentials containing
verifiable claims so they can authenticate the holder and "consume"
those claims in some way. Examples would be merchant websites that need
to confirm that a person is of a certain age in order to buy a product,
prospective employers that want to verify the credentials of job
applicants, and loan officers that want to ensure they are lending to
the appropriate person.

Dave Longley
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:37:19 UTC

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