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Subject: Re: [security-services] Glossary issue with the term "Principal"

Am 19.08.2014 um 18:07 schrieb Hal Lockhart <hal.lockhart@oracle.com>:

> Yes, but the definition of a system entity is:
> "System Entity, Entity [link]	An active element of a computer/network system. For example, an automated process or set of processes, a subsystem, a person or group of persons that incorporates a distinct set of functionality. [RFC2828] [SAMLAgree]"
> SO SAML's definition includes users etc.

Thank you for the clarification; both system entity and principal do address a subset of entities. When working on profiles I will probably go along with entity-in-an-entitydescriptor and entity-in-an-assertion ;-)

- Rainer

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