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distinction between authentication and identity/profile ?

From: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:49:48 +0200
To: public-xg-webid <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1307356610-sup-8810@elfbook>
Hello,

Great meeting some of you in Berlin!

Sometimes I find a bit confusing in WebID, mixing identity/profile and using client certificate for authentication. How do you see making stronger distinction between those two? What if someone wants to have an URI and foaf profile but for authentication would like to use other mechanizm than client certificate, OpenID for example...

Dees plain FOAF has exactly the same potential in terms of identity and social graph?
Does WebID adds anything else to FOAF than authentication with client certificate?
I appreciate any comments and links which can help me with clarifying it!

Thanks!
=)
elf Pavlik
Received on Monday, 6 June 2011 10:50:18 UTC

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