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Re: The word "certificate"

At 01:26 PM 4/5/96 -0800, Bill Frantz wrote:

>I was using it in your form.  You don't need signatures, knowledge of a
>shared secret is enough to define a capability.  Anyone knowing the secret
>has the capability.  Signing may have certain operational advantages, but
>the signing can be by the platform where the object lives, and not some
>global authority.

even more interesting of course are Micali's lightweight signatures using
hash chains.  Unfortunately, they're patented.  I haven't asked Silvio about
licensing terms.

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