[security-dev] PicketLink 3 IDM - Information Contained Within a User

Shane Bryzak sbryzak at redhat.com
Sun Dec 2 18:36:10 EST 2012

I did propose something like this earlier on, by introducing an "Agent" 
class in between IdentityType and User:

IdentityType -> Agent -> User

however the general consensus was that this overcomplicated things.

On 12/02/2012 02:01 AM, Darran Lofthouse wrote:
> Keeping in mind that a user could represent either a human or non-human
> agent is it really correct to assume that all users have a first name, a
> last name and an e-mail address?
> Even for human users whilst it is likely they would have all three of
> these does it make sense to assume they always will?  I am just thinking
> could it make more sense to maybe have an 'Account' interface above
> 'User' to allow for accounts that have no relationship to humans?
> Regards,
> Darran Lofthouse.
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