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Re: Question about "TLS CCA Session" versus "Web Session"

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 16:07:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFG79ejxgbcrMwcCHq-fZkTwu64nPmDEwKVh3ysUxXoGFt9CoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Hi,

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

>  On 5/12/14 11:47 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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> On 12 May 2014 16:30, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
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>> On 5/12/14 9:41 AM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
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>>> If a user has a static IPv6 address, can that be linked to a WebID?
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>>  Yes!
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>> And at that point the utility of WebID re,. Internet of Things (IoT) will
>> become even clearer. Today, we are looking at WebIDs and their effect on
>> one kind of Agent i.e., a Person. There's much more to come in the
>> Machine-Machine (M2M) realm of IoT.
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> +1000
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>  M2M is the next frontier.  Very exciting, and slightly scary! :)
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> Not scary if all your data (represented by RDF statement graphs) are
> deemed private by default.  Thus, your ACLs (or policies) ultimately
> control data access.
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> A genuine fear is that vendors will make your broadly accessible to others
> by default using UX patterns disguised as convenience.
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At this point, my personal feeling is that WebID-TLS is probably the best
authentication protocol for M2M. While asymmetric crypto has a certain
appeal to me for authentication, we all agree that currently the UX is
really bad. If we think about it for a second, in a word where M2M is the
defacto operation mode, people can simply fallback to username/password
authentication. They only need to remember/manage a single pair of
credentials.

Things are starting to become interesting!

-- Andrei

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