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==Proposed Definition==
 
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#A trusted entity that issues and revokes trusted information, including credentials and attribute assertion.
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#A trusted entity that creates, issues, maintains and revokes trusted information, including credentials and attributes. (D'Agostino, Krum)
  
 
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== Disambiguation ==
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Authority for the IDESG applies to any site that asserts its identity with a private key. The term call also be used with respect to a [[Relying Party]] or an [[Identity Provider]], or even a [[Identity Ecosystem Framework]] network.
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*A [https://wiki.idesg.org/wiki/index.php?title=Definitions#Certificate_Authority Certificate Authority] issues (usually X.509) public key certificates.
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*An [https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-3.2 HTTP Authority] is a common  means for distinguishing an authority based on a registered name or server address, along with optional port and user information (username:password@somesite.com:8080).
  
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Latest revision as of 03:00, 28 June 2018

Proposed Definition

  1. A trusted entity that issues and revokes trusted information, including credentials and attribute assertion.
  2. A trusted entity that creates, issues, maintains and revokes trusted information, including credentials and attributes. (D'Agostino, Krum)

Notes

TBD

Sources

NIST 800-63

Status

Proposed

Disambiguation

Authority for the IDESG applies to any site that asserts its identity with a private key. The term call also be used with respect to a Relying Party or an Identity Provider, or even a Identity Ecosystem Framework network.

Same term, different concept?

  • A Certificate Authority issues (usually X.509) public key certificates.
  • An HTTP Authority is a common means for distinguishing an authority based on a registered name or server address, along with optional port and user information (username:password@somesite.com:8080).

Different term, same concept?



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