Changes between Version 18 and Version 19 of WikiStart


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    121121=== Identities ===
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    123 An identity in ABAC is a principal who has issued or can issue attributes (valid ABAC statements).  libabac allows one to create new principals and to import identities from X.509 identity certificates.  To create a principal from scratch (in python):
     123An identity in ABAC is a principal who has issued or can issue attributes (valid ABAC statements).  libabac allows one to create new principals and to import identities from X.509 identity certificates.  To create a principal from scratch that resides in memory:
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    146 The other way to initialize an identity is to read the contents from an X.509 certificate file, or from the contents of such a file (referred to as a chunk):
     146The other way to initialize an identity is to read the contents from an X.509 certificate file, or from the contents of such a file (referred to as a chunk).  The number of parameters determines the constructor in use between the in-memory constructor above (2 parameters) and the from-a-file constructor below (2 parameters).  The chunk constructor also takes one parameter, but has a different name ({{{ID_chunk}}}).
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