Another huge CardSpace win goes live: CDiscount

Those are magical weeks With its 5 million users and daily transaction in the tens of thousands, CDIscount.com is among the key web retailers in France. CDiscount wanted to harden the checkout phase and make easier for the user to transmit shipping information. Jean-Francois Gomez, Microsoft France’s Platform Strategy Advisor,  introduced CardSpace to CDiscount. When it…

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On DisplayToken

I was recently browsing the home page of http://cardspace.netfx3.com/, and a post from the forum caught my eye. The main argument is if the display token violates or not the first law, since the STS may decide to use different values in the display token and in the token itself; then there are a number…

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The Tao of Claims

[updated]  In short: I describe why claims are important for every developer and architect (not just the security expert), and I provide some heuristics for helping everybody to reason about claim based systems.   I don’t think we did an exceptionally good job in explaining claims based programming and its implications. A lot of the literature…

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ID Theft an Equal Opportunity Crime?

check out this red tape article, in contains some interesting demographic from the world of ID thieves. IMHO the comments are as interesting as the article, both for their content and for the heterogeneity (who knows if you actually spell it like that) of the commenters. Ok, that’s the second metapost in a row. For…

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David Chappell on Identity

MSDN just published the latest version of David Chappell’s paper on the uber story of identity for .NET applications (and beyond, I would add). Recommended!!! With his usual clarity David manages to capture the overall picture and provide a general frame of reference for the base concepts such as tokens, claims, identity providers, token sources &…

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I have got a nomination for the ID People Awards 2007!!!

This is really flattering! Few days ago I’ve been notified that I received a nomination for the ID Community Award, a prestigious international recognition from the 2007 edition of the ID People Awards. The awards are given in the context of the ID WORLD congress, an event about all forms of automatic identification: RFID, smartcards,…

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First draft of the book "Understanding Windows CardSpace" available on Rough Cuts

Ah finally. I waited for this moment a looong time the first draft of “Understanding Windows CardSpace” is available in prerelease online, on Safari Rough Cuts. More details below.   It’s already few weeks that our book, “Understanding Windows CardSpace“, showed up on Amazon and in the in-store kiosks at Borders. It’s really an emotion…

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Video about "the making" of myhealth

Update about the project I mentioned yesterday: last august Lup Yuen gave a presentation at the Architect Council organized by Linda, and his session was captured & published on channel9. It’s a very interesting ~30 mins, recommended! I can’t deny I was super satisfied to hear him mentioning the Deep Dive and EnterpriseGo engagements as important factors…

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Windows CardSpace & Silverlight help Singapore to get easier and safer access to health data

In short: few hours ago there was the launch of the a pilot for the web portal myhealth.sg, a platform for allowing individuals to manage information about health, fitness, nutrition and so on. For the time being, the pilot will be limited to a restricted number of users. Linda was there and sent me the nice…

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USB Pumpkin

[warning: this post contains 0% of your identity/connectedystems RDA (that is to say, no technical content whatsoever)] Well, in the last weeks (months?) I really worked on an extremely heavy schedule. This Saturday I felt like I needed to relax and do something with my hands (other than typing and weaving the mouse). It didn’t last…

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