Correct which is what the current blacklists do. It is upto you to
figure out whose opinions you trust. An accrediation service
for someone, a reputation service is stating an opinion of
reputation. The two things are different.
Absolutely not. An accreditation service is simply stating a fact, any fact
at all about the subject.
Every forum I have attended where accreditation has been discussed has used
it in this sense.
Attempting to differentiate reputation is doomed to failure because it is a
distinction without a difference. If I state fred is a member of the new
york state bar a part of that statement is that fred met their character and
fitness criteria when he applied and he has not been kicked out since.
So that is an accreditation by the bar that includes a reputation component.
Most accreditations will incorporate reputation in some degree.
The whole point of introducing the term was to serve as a more illustrative
name for what in SAML are called 'attribute assertions'.
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