[FoRK] DNT: another example of "you can't make this shit up"

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Oct 16 13:24:00 PDT 2012


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/identity.png

You are the same person who came in and set up the server.  Do you truly 
ever really know someone?

Modern PKI-based security is just kabuki theater chasing turtles all the 
way down a rabbit hole.

Greg

On 10/16/2012 12:04 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> What is "persistence of identity"? Isn't that just a "session"?
> Identity isn't just a name, it is a unique identity that may have some
> degree of identification and disambiguous characteristics.  A session
> should have its own identity.  If you want to associate some access with
> the session, then the identity of the user may be how you choose what to
> show but the session is what is being matched between transactions.
>
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