Beyond Windows CardSpace

For several years Microsoft has advocated the claims based identity model for more secure access and use of online applications and services. With enhancements to our existing platform, such as Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 and Windows Identity Foundation, we’ve made progress in that initiative.  Claims-based identity is used widely inside Microsoft and is now…

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Update on Windows CardSpace

We have decided to postpone the release of Windows CardSpace 2.0.   This is due to a number of recent and exciting developments in technologies such as U-Prove and Open ID that can be used for Information Cards and other user-centric identity applications.  We are postponing the release to get additional customer feedback and engage with…

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CardSpace Geneva Beta 2 Samples Package

With the release of Beta 2 comes a set of samples specifically targeted towards CardSpace developers.  Whether you are a web developer or a C++ programmer, you are sure to learn something new in our CardSpace Geneva Beta 2 Samples. The samples pack covers three broad areas: ·         A series of incremental web page samples…

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Official Name for "Geneva"

This Monday, Microsoft made several announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.  Among these announcements were the official names for the Geneva products currently in Beta.   The three components of Microsoft “Geneva” have the following names: ·         Active Directory Federation Services  –  formerly known as “Geneva” Server. Active Directory Federation Services (AD…

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Silent Information Card Provisioning

One obstacle that administrators looking to deploy information cards in an enterprise will inevitably face is getting information cards to their users.  Nobody wants to have to send an email to their users saying that in order to access a web service, they’ll need to go to an issuance website and download an information card. …

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Enterprise Policy for Zero-click Sign-in Using Information Cards

Reducing your login steps one click at a time One of the major goals of CardSpace “Geneva” is to streamline the login process and make it as quick and easy to understand as possible. In the first beta, as Oren outlines in his post, by building the card selector within the Windows-integrated Credential UI dialog,…

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Information Card Issuance: a small step for "Geneva" Server, a big leap for Federated Identity

Imagine this: you have been following this blog and have decided to try “Geneva” Beta 2. You have gone to the connect site and downloaded the “Geneva” platform components, installed them, configured the server, used the framework to write a claims-aware uber cool application, and set up trust between your server and the application. Now…

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What’s New in Geneva Beta 2

As announced at TechEd, Geneva has just released its Beta 2 bits! These are now available for download from here. There is a lot that is new and updated in Beta 2! Here is a list of some of the things that you will be able to try out and give us feedback on. For additional…

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“Geneva” at RSA2009 and TechEd

For the last several months, the Geneva team (CardSpace, Framework, and Server) have all been heads down, working on getting our Beta 2 out the door. And now, we are finally in the home stretch! Geneva featured in RSA2009 keynote One recurring theme at this year’s RSA conference has been identity. In Microsoft’s “Moving Towards…

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The CardSpace "Geneva" Control Panel Applet

Hello! My name is Robert Zhu and I am a developer on the CardSpace team. Today, I’d like to invite you on a brief tour of the CardSpace Control Panel Applet. The Control Panel Applet deals with the management of your Information Cards. From this component, you will be able to view, modify, and delete…

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