Quantitative authentication and vouching

Abstract

We propose the use of numerical levels to describe a degree of authentication rather than the traditional true or false. The mechanism is described in the context of a client-server architecture. It is possible for one person to vouch for another’s authenticity. The mechanism is designed for organizations which operate large distributed systems. Identified… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-4048(96)00014-4

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