All the bits to employ CardSpace without an SSL certificate are now available

Hi, my name is Tariq Sharif and I am a program manager in the CardSpace team.  After we released CardSpace V1 we received feedback from hobbyists, early technology adapters and site owners that getting/setting up a SSL certificate is hard and it is not needed for some set of their scenario and that this is blocking…

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Providing Custom Data in an Information Card

  Customers and partners exploring the possibility of becoming identity providers have provided us consistent feedback about the need to provide users with more information.  Identity providers want to be able to provide users with contact information, usage guidelines, etc. ( or as we like to call it ‘ back of the credit card information’…

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First Time Sign-in Experience

One of the biggest goals for CardSpace in the .NET Framework 3.5 is to simplify and improve the user experience. We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding the complexity of our UI and scenarios. One area we decided to improve was the first time sign-in experience. Given that this scenario is most likely how a…

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How Identity Providers can show custom error messages in CardSpace

  Wouldn’t you like to show your users a custom error message instead of this generic one?       Now you can with the latest .Net Framework 3.5 release (Beta 2 as of this blog). Your Identity Provider can simply return a SOAP fault and CardSpace will display the Fault Reason Text.  This feature…

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User Experience Changes to Site Information Page

Based on feedback from usability studies and CardSpace users we made a number of changes to CardSpace in the .NET Framework 3.5 release. Some of these changes were designed to make CardSpace easier to use.  The first of these changes we’ll describe are to the page shown the first time you visit a site. This…

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