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Subject: RE: [saml-dev] SAML Elevator Speech


> > Although more accurately it is "Hey, can you tell me who is this 
> > person and, if so, how you authenticated them and, btw, I 
> would prefer 
> > that you make sure that they have been authenticated this way and, 
> > btw,  I (the SP) would/wouldn't prefer that you interact 
> with the user 
> > in order to possibly get an answer to this question"  (yeah, a bit 
> > more complex, hence I like the "who is this guy").
> Yes, but this (unfortunate) choice of words emphasizes 
> identity in favor of anonymity.  Increasingly, anonymous (or 
> pseudonymous) interactions are preferred.

I don't think it's all that unfortunate and it was purposefully
chosen.  Anonymous, pseudonymous, world-wide global ID are all
ways of telling someone who you are (just a bit more/less 


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