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From Giacomo Pati <Giacomo.P...@pwr.ch>
Subject Re: sitemap draft still needs work in the matcher/chooser area
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2000 09:47:18 GMT
On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 07:03:34PM -0700, brian moseley wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, David Duddleston wrote:
> 
> > The issue of authentication has been discussed
> > previously and the verdict was to leave authentication
> > to the Servlet container or Web server. Authorization is
> > another issue.
> 
> it is? why?

Authentication is the process of identifying who is the requestor.
Authorisation is the process of allowing/denying access to the resource requested.

Giacomo

> 
> 

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