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Re: [Auth]Authorization Certificates

From: Angelos D. Keromytis
Subject: Re: [Auth]Authorization Certificates
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 17:54:00 -0400

> Another term for "Authorization Certificate" that is more common in the 
> classic ecurity literature is "Capability".
> A Capability/Auth.Cert. is simply a reference to an object
> with bundled access rights to that object.
> Holding a authorization certificate is enough to authorize the holder
> to exercize the rights granted by the certificate/capability.

For authorization certificates, there's also PolicyMaker and KeyNote (see http:/
/ -- and I'd be very interested in seeing DotGNU go
in this direction.

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