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Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:58:41 -0600
From: Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey@...dmark.org>
To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Authentication vs identification

On Dec 16, 2017, at 3:30 AM, "e@...tmx.net" <e@...tmx.net> wrote:

>> Although authentication typically requires the active participation of the prover, while identification may not, that is not the crucial distinction. It would be a mistake to define the difference in those terms.
> 
> a counterexample?

Every time you tell someone your name or enter your username into a site you are participating in the identification process.
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