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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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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Backing a Managed Card with Alternate Credentials

When a Managed Card is used, the user must authenticate to the identity provider (IP), in order to get a token.  The choices of authentication type are username/password, Kerberos, X509 certificate or a Self-Issued card.  Each authentication type offers its own advantages and disadvantages.  ·       Usernames and passwords are easy to deploy, and users are familiar…

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