Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:14:02 +0100 From: "e@...tmx.net" <e@...tmx.net> To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Authentication vs identification > Although we probably do have some points of disagreement, I think that we both agree that > > 1. Identification and authentication, while often done together, are different distinct things. > 2. A failure to understand the distinction has led to some truly terrible authentication practices. you can view Auth as a special case of ID, the one with the specific requirement: you need to extract some info from the person who auth (or being auth, depending on which voice you use in the definition (although i suggested to use active voice for the person due to his uniqueness in the context (this probably makes my wording unpleasantly unusual)))
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