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Re: Terminology poll

From: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:08:08 +0100
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <3660dbbb-5e20-1dba-caa6-573055423527@kent.ac.uk>


On 27/06/2017 04:25, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> How does this spec certify the "person" storing or making use of the claim?
> 
> The claim / credential itself is intended to be a controlled
> instruments, I am unsure how this spec necessarily ensures a particular
> "identity" or indeed subject,  the sole operator of it?

There needs to be some sort of proof of possession in the protocol
between the presenter and the inspector (unless the VC is a 'public' VC
that anyone can presents)

regards

David

> 
> Tim.h.
> 
> On Tue., 27 Jun. 2017, 7:57 am David Chadwick, <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk
> <mailto:D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>     On 26/06/2017 17:12, Dave Longley wrote:
>     > The creator or originator of the claim is the "Claimant" --
> 
>     I dispute that. A claimant is defined as follows
> 
>     a person who makes a claim. Dictionary.com
>     A person making a claim. Oxford dictionary
>     a person who asks for something that they believe belongs to them or
>     that they have a right to. Cambridge dictionary
> 
>     Clearly this is not the issuer who created the VC. This is the person
>     that is presenting it to the inspector.
> 
>     When I go to claim social security I am the claimant, and I present
>     documents (VCs) issued to me by the government to show my entitlement.
>     To call the government that issued my documents the claimant is bizarre
> 
>     regards
> 
>     David
> 
> 
> 
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