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Title: Terminology

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  1. Terms
    This framework uses the following terms. Where terms are used without capitalization and are not otherwise defined in the [UMAcore], they are used in their normal sense.
    {{Individual}}
    A natural person (that is, a human being) with the capacity to take on contractual duties and obligations as a participant in an {{UMA}} interaction.
    {{Legal_Person}}
    A legal entity to which the law ascribes the ability to contract, such as a corporation, partnership, agency or government.
    {{Person}}
    An {{Individual}} or {{Legal_Person}}. {{Persons}} play various roles in achieving and seeking user-managed access, and the same {{Person}} might serve in multiple contractual roles.
    {{Conformance}}
    Claimed adherence of a running software program or service to the requirements of one or more of the roles "authorization server", "resource server", or "client", as defined in [UMAcore]. Software components play various roles in participating in the technical interactions necessary to achieve and seek user-managed access, and the same software component might serve in multiple technical roles.
    {{Resource_Subject}}
    The {{Person}} to whom a digital data resource relates.
    {{Grantor}}
    The {{Person}} who manages access to a digital data resource, either as its {{Resource_Subject}} or on that {{Person}}'s behalf.
    {{Authorization_Server}}
    A software service that fills the "authorization server" role as defined in [UMAcore].
    {{Authorization_Server_Operator}}
    A {{Person}} responsible for running and operating an {{Authorization_Server}}.
    {{Resource_Server}}
    A software service that fills the "resource server" role as defined in [UMAcore].
    {{Resource_Server_Operator}}
    A {{Person}} responsible for running and operating a {{Resource_Server}}.
    {{Client}}
    A software application or service that fills the "client" role as defined in [UMAcore].
    {{Client_Operator}}
    A {{Person}} responsible for running and operating a {{Client}}.
    {{Requesting_Party}}
    A {{Person}} that uses a {{Client}} to seek access to a protected resource. This {{Person}} may be an {{Individual}} or an {{Legal_Person}}. The {{Requesting_Party}} and the {{Grantor}} may be the same {{Person}} or different {{Persons}}.
    {{Requesting_Party_Agent}}
    A {{Person}} using a {{Client}} to seek access to a protected resource on behalf of a {{Requesting_Party}}. Typically this {{Person}} is an {{Individual}} acting on behalf of an {{Legal_Person}}.
  2. Abbreviations
    This framework uses the following abbreviations.
    {{UMA}}
    User-Managed Access, the interoperability protocol defined by in [UMAcore] and the other specifications it includes normatively by reference.
    {{API}}
    Application programming interface.
    {{PAT}}
    Protection {{API}} token, as defined in [UMAcore].
    {{AAT}}
    Authorization {{API}} token, as defined in [UMAcore].
    {{RPT}}
    Requesting party token, as defined in [UMAcore].


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