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Re: Identity interoperability

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:36:12 +0100
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C12688B9-689E-433E-993E-0C16A57CD001@bblfish.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 13 Nov 2012, at 15:11, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 11/13/12 7:44 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 13 November 2012 13:28, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> On 11/13/12 6:43 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>> Hi as promised during our last teleconf [1] I put together an Identity Interoperability wiki page
>> 
>>    http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/Identity_Interoperability
>> 
>> This is the beginning of something that could end up becoming a very large project, so it is
>> clearly just a beginning, with some initial pointers.
>> 
>>      Henry
>> 
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2012/11/09-webid-minutes.html
>> 
>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/
>> 
>> 
>> Great Wiki doc!
>> 
>> OpenID is based on XRD documents, you can make whatever claim you want via the content of said document type.
>> 
>> Example: http://linkeddata.informatik.hu-berlin.de/uridbg/index.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkingsley.idehen.net%2Fods%2Fdescribe%3Furi%3Dacct%3Akidehen%40openlinksw.com&useragentheader=&acceptheader= .
>> 
>> Nice page!
>> 
>> So the "principle" in OpenID terms would be the "subject", in this case acct:kidehen@openlinksw.com using webfinger?
> Yes.
> 
> 'Principal' and 'Subject' are synonyms re., terminology used to denote what an identity claims graph describes.

I don't think so.

In Java the class Subject is reserved for the collection of all the different principals that have been proven refer to an agent. I think therefore that subject is the thing identified by any principal, not the string that is the principal.  Subject is I think widely understood to be the subject of a connection, the agent itself. Principal is a very technical term, which I use here to identify the string identifier itself.


I have defined Principal much more carefully here 
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/Identity_Interoperability#logical_relationships_of_principals



> 
> Kingsley 
>>  
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>> Regards,
>> 
>> Kingsley Idehen 
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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>> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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> -- 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Kingsley Idehen	      
> Founder & CEO 
> OpenLink Software     
> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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