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- There is a very real confusion in the real-world as to the meaning of terms used in Identity Management.
- Lots of the energy spent by philosophers revolves around verbalism, or arguing about the meaning of words.
- The page on Knowledge discusses these problems in more detail.
This wiki seeks to have a common understanding. So terms are given more precise meaning in order that the statements made here can be more logically precise.
- Artificial Identifier
- Biometric Identifier
- Decentralized ID - aka the did is designed to support user creating and disabling of multiple Identifiers.
- Digital object identifier - a standardized way to create an unique identifier for an object, like a document.
- Distributed ID - this is designed to allow the distribute of User Information or Attributes across multiple sites.
- Fake Identifier
- Legal Name
- Medical Records Identifier
- Pairwise Identifier - is used when tracking of a Subject ID between different Relying Parties must be blocked.
- Personal Identifier
- Principal Identifier - in this wiki is limited to the Identifier of a computer process that was started by a Subject.
- Real Identifier
- Self-issued Identifier
- Session ID - assigned to a networking session to track Attributes of the session, for example the HTTPS session.
- Subject ID - is created by entities like an Identifier or Attribute Provider to use during authentication, for example in OpenID Connect.
- Tribal Identifier - typically a name created to identify one individual from another - still survives in primitive societies today.
- Trusted Identifier
- URI - Universal Resource Identifier - an IETF standard RFC
- URL - Universal Resource Locator - an IETF standard RFC
- URN - Universal Resource Name - an IETF standard RFC
- Vulnerable Identifier for homeless or other vulnerable populations.
- Web Site Identity
- X.509 Certificate is a format that holds a Distinguished name, which is the actual Identifier.
These should all be testable on at least one of: