On Apr 13, 2010, at 3:52 PM, Petrie, Glen wrote:
>> In the face-to-face meeting there was a discussion about the following three areas
>> 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.
Sounds about right to me.
Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair
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