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Re: friend functionality

On Mar 29, 2004, at 10:30 AM, Darren Jacobs wrote:
what exactly does the friend functionality of Cosign give you?

To quote from the website:

"The cosign 'friend' system allows non umich users to authenticate using self-created, centrally-administered guest accounts."

Essentially, one can create a guest account (based on an email address) for people who don't have a umich account. This allows them the ability to work with certain friend-enabled cosign protected sites. However, the authenticity of this identity should not be highly trusted.

One such scenario might be to allow a visiting professor to participate in a web-based discussion forum, however they wouldn't be able to use the web-based email tool.

- Willie

Willie Northway                  University of Michigan Webmaster Team

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