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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:32:19 +0200
From: Alex Smirnoff <>
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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