Wednesday, November 12, 2008

identity Model for Requests

Consider the LinkedIn '10 of your trusted connections can introduce you to X. Please choose one:',

Let's say Bob asks Alice to introduce him to Mary. In this case a request will be sent that

- has Mary as the target identity
- has LinkedIn as the sender
- has Alice as the identity against which permissions will be performed (in order to determine whether she is allowed to proxy invites to Mary)
- on the behalf of Bob

If Bob maintained his social network somewhere other than LinkedIn, there would be another identity in the mix - that of his SNS.

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