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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Db-derby Wiki] Update of "UserIdentifiers" by DanDebrunner
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:08:20 GMT
Dag H. Wanvik wrote:
> Apache Wiki <wikidiffs@apache.org> writes:
> 
>> Earlier versions of this document used ''normal user name'' to
>> represent ''authorization identifier''.
> 
> The term "authorization identifier" is used in the standard to cover
> both "user identifier" and "role name", cf. section 5.4:
> 
>  <authorization identifier> ::=
>        <role name>
>      | <user identifier> 
> 
> Would is perhaps be better to reserve the more generic term
> "authorization identifer" to those cases when either a user or a role
> meant, and rather user "user identifier" when talking about users
> only?

Probably, though Derby's documentation uses 'authorization identifier' 
in a somewhat different way.

http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/devguide/cdevcsecure37241.html

In the wiki page I was using authorization identifier more in line with 
the Derby docs.

Dan.

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