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Nobody has a clue what a client means when either side in a transaction can be called the client.
- The role of any provider that requires getting authentication from a separate Identifier or Attribute Provider Role.
- The role of a user that seeks to use resources on an internet based server.
- The term Client has multiple meanings though-out computer science. Typically it is used in the context of client-server computing.
- OAuth 2.0 really messed with people's minds by calling a Relying Party a client of a user when the user grants it access to user-controlled resources.