[IDS] Question on Athen, Author Righs

[IDS] Question on Athen, Author Righs

[IDS] Question on Athen, Author Righs

Petrie, Glen glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com
Tue Apr 13 22:52:58 UTC 2010


All,

 

In the face-to-face meeting there was a discussion about the following
three areas

 

Authentication

Authorization 

Rights

 

During the discussion, it was stated that Authorization and Rights are
the same thing.  I thought the terms  had slightly different meaning;
more precisely different meaning depending on context;  that is,

 

 

Authentication refers to "are you who you say you are".  Applies to
users mostly but also applies to devices.

 

Authorization refers to "you are allowed to do and/or use this equipment
and these capabilities, etc.   Applies to a user in reference to a
device.

--- User A is authorized to print on printer A, in color,
Monday-to-Friday.

 

Rights, more specifically, Digital Rights refers to "you are allowed to
do and/or use this content (document) and how.  Applies to a user in
reference to a document.

--- User A has the rights to view this document only.

 

Are these broad distinctions basically correct; so that Authorization
should not be construed to be Rights.

 

 

Glen

 

 

 


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