Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:44:38 +0100 From: Matlink <matlink@...link.fr> To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Authentication vs identification Basically: Authentification is verifying that an user is really the one she's pretending to be (i.e. by asking for a password). Identification is trying to put an identity on someone, like her name is Alice Smith from London (or less precisely by tracking her across websites). Le 15/12/2017 à 16:32, Alex Smirnoff a écrit : > 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. -- Matlink - Sysadmin matlink.fr Sortez couverts, chiffrez vos mails : https://café-vie-privée.fr/ XMPP/Jabber : matlink@...link.fr Clé publique PGP : 0x186BB3CA Empreinte Off-the-record : 572174BF 6983EA74 91417CA7 705ED899 DE9D05B2
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