[cryptography] Let's go back to the beginning on this
thierry.moreau at connotech.com
Mon Sep 12 11:51:52 EDT 2011
In summary, Jon Callas wrote, about the challenges of ascertaining
> The who who make you an authority are the community,
> and they do it because you act like one.
This is just one of three models of identity assessment, prior to any
one's reputation in a community,
one's track record of past interactions with the relying party (e.g.
account payment history), and
one's participation in a formal ceremony (e.g. applying for a passport).
The PGP vs PKI analysis puts emphasis on the first one, mainly because
the PKI proponents has not been very explicit about identity assertion
model. But the other two models are operating here and there in the IT
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