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Re: WEbID Todos

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:03:48 -0400
Message-ID: <5072CF34.6000308@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 10/8/12 8:18 AM, Nathan wrote:
> Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> So there was 3 concepts mentioned in the IETF doc we looked at.
>>
>> 1. Linkability -- you can use webid for this
>>
>> 2. Unlinkability (A) anonymity -- you dont need to use a cert for this
>>
>> 2. Unlinkabiity (B) Pseudo Anonymity
>>
>> I think it's the pseudo anonymity that seems to be raising concerns.
>
> Perhaps this is of no concern to WebID, the protocol, or the abstract 
> protocol - and more to do with people's mental model.
>
> I can set up a service which is only accessible if you use a 
> cert&identifier issued by it, anonymously on request. I can email that 
> new cert and identifier to this group (perhaps encrypted with a shared 
> key), and one of you can use it once to WebID auth with aforementioned 
> service and pass on some information / post a message / whatever.
>
> WebID works fine for that, and it's anonymous.
>
> The point is, that WebID doesn't require that any identifier used is 
> traceable back to a real world agent. It just requires that a 
> URI+associated keypair are used, that a the service being auth*d with 
> "trusts".
>
> Make sense?
>
>
>
+10000....

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