Announcing the Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 targeting Visual Studio 2010!

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 package, which is tailored for .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. We heard your feedback on the necessity for out of the box WIF templates that work with Visual Studio 2010 and samples that work with .NET Framework 4.0. This…

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CardSpace on FAT File Systems

The version of Windows CardSpace that shipped in .NET Framework 3.0 will not run when installed on a FAT file system. We’ve received a surprising amount of feedback (some of the earliest from Pamela Dingle) that customers are still using FAT file systems and this is causing problems.  This was done because FAT doesn’t provide…

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CardSpace support for Oasis WS-SX standards

The OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) technical committee has published specifications for WS-Security extensions and policies to enable the trusted exchange of SOAP messages. Their effort resulted in the WS-SX specifications that include WS-Trust, WS-Security policy and WS-Secure conversation. This standardization of WS-Trust is good news. Gartner says that:   OASIS’s ratification of two…

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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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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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