Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:32:19 +0200 From: Alex Smirnoff <ark@...ex.net> To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Authentication vs identification It confuses me as well. Isn't it exactly the opposite? Identification involves a person, and authentication involves abstract "entity" which could be non-person, group of people or whatever. On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 09:29:16AM +0100, Eugene Panferov wrote: > it dawned on me recently, the difference between the two is easy to grasp > and easy to formulate: > > You do want exactly one man to be capable of authentication. > You do want multiple men to be capable of identification.
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