It appears to be a straightforward approach to have a user manually enter the details of unique identity. The user types a recognizable value or symbol into an input field or selects from a set of available characteristics, and the Entity is created. True, it is a simple enough approach. But there can be complications.
One complication is relying on users to produce quality identities. The identity may be unique but incorrect. Most times identities must be immutable, so users shouldn’t change them. This is not always the case, and there may be advantages to enabling users to correct identity values. Here’s an example. If we use the titles of
Discussion as unique identities, what would happen if the user spelled ...