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Re: authentication re-vamp

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-14 18:34:08 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> Probably not. It will be more than this. Consider the server-requests model.
> The server will be saying "give me <this>". In turn, RA would ask its caller
> for the requested information.
> IOW, RA is in control and is driving the selection. Not the client or WC or
> some other caller.
> To some extent, it is the client that is telling the RA what is available,
> and the RA negotiates between server-requests and client-provides. The
> client says "I have a function you can call to get a username/password." Or
> "I have a function to get a client-side cert."

Again, I now understand how the world should be. I'm rewriting my
plans for rewrite based on this idea. I like it.

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