One does not simply walk into Mordor, or Home Realm Discovery for the Internet

Interesting discussion going on on Chris’ blog about OpenID & usability. There are many aspects I’d like to discuss, but it’s 11:34pm and “tomorrow” I have a conference call at 7:00am (sometimes the fact that the Earth is round DOES suck: sorry, Cristoforo): hence I better pick carefully. Ah, did you read the disclaimer that…

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An Identity Provider and its STS: preliminary considerations

[Disclaimer(): base() { this blog is NOT the source of the official guidance on the Geneva products. Please always check out the Geneva team blog for hearing directly from the product group} ] Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting, together with Planky, a TechEd EMEA interactive session on the subject of equipping…

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Fun Communications Launches Web Loyalty Cards… Implemented as Information Cards :)

Almost a year has passed since TechEd EMEA; I remember giving a chalk talk on STSes and claims based identity in general, and a guy from the audience who was asking especially elaborate questions… it was clear that he was hands on and had a lot of experience in developing for CardSpace. I later learned…

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Interview with Mark Russinovich on EDGE

Mark Russinovich had a nice chat with David; check it out here. I really appreciate the practice of annotating the video with the times at which certain topics are touched, that allows me to thumb through things like I’m used to do with text: HUGE time saver! Ryan was to kind to suggest me to…

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Visual Studio web project template for Zermatt… and your CardSpace RP ASP.NET web site is up&running in just 37.1 seconds

You would not believe how often I have to set up identity enabled web sites: for verifying a theory, for proving a point with colleagues, for demos and events… really really often. Vast majority of cases those are barely proofs of concept, nothing elaborated, so I’ve been working for reducing the overhead that every project…

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Windows CardSpace helps Eduserve to fuel DreamSpark authentication

I am sure you are all more than familiar with DreamSpark, the amazing (YES, amazing. Bravo Milo!) offer through which Microsoft gives access to developer & designer tools at no charge. That requires, naturally, to be able to prove that you are indeed a student. Eduserv is a not-for-profit UK-based organization that focuses on IT…

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Setting up a basic CardSpace RP ASP.NET website… using Zermatt

With few weeks of delay I finally forced in my schedule the conclusion of my little getting started series “… using Zermatt” (links to former episodes: setting up an STS for smartcard-backed managed cards & issuing smartcard-backed managed cards). The first posts I wrote about Zermatt were all about producing identity info: today we’ll take…

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The New York Times on passwords, OpenID, Information Cards Foundation & Kim

I was dividing my attention between the Scrubs special on TV & Digg on my PC, when an article titled "Experts: Passwords May Not Be a Good Online Defense" caught my eye: well, couldn’t agree more!:-) It turns out that the article is from the NY Times, and it’s short & sweet hence there’s no…

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