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About re:claimID

From: Alessio Vanni
Subject: About re:claimID
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2020 21:52:03 +0100
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for a number of reasons I'm looking into ways to authenticate a user
with a custom service (i.e. not something already existing), so I
started checking out re:claimID as it seems to be the solution.

I have two questions about it:

1. is there some other documentation aside from what is on the website
and the C header file? The website only talks about interfacing
re:claimID with the web and that's not what I'm trying to do, so it's
not really helpful; about the header file, it explains what the API does
but I'm not too sure about how to actually use it.

2. if I issue a ticket, which seems to be the way to perform
authentication, is it readable only by the other party or can anyone
find it and read what's inside the ticket? What I mean is: I issue a
ticket for Bob and then send it to him; if Alice intercepts the ticket,
can she read what's inside the ticket? I would assume she wouldn't be
able to, but I'd rather ask first. I'm asking this because I can't think
of any way to notify Bob about my ticket aside from sending the GNS
record label to him, making it essentially "public" assuming there's a
way to spy on Bob either during transmission or by peeking over his

Thank you,

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