CardSpace / OpenID Collaboration Announcement

As an outcome of the discussions that have been taking place here in the Blogosphere – and in-person meetings – it is exciting to convey the following joint announcement by JanRain, SXIP Identity, VeriSign and Microsoft:

JanRain, Microsoft, Sxip, and VeriSign will collaborate on interoperability between OpenID and Windows CardSpaceâ„¢ to make the Internet safer and easier to use. Specifically:

  • As part of OpenID’s security architecture, OpenID will be extended to allow relying parties to explicitly request and be informed of the use of phishing-resistant credentials.
  • Microsoft recognizes the growth of the OpenID community and believes OpenID plays a significant role in the Internet identity infrastructure.  Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity at Microsoft, will work with the OpenID community on authentication and anti-phishing.
  • JanRain, Sxip, and VeriSign recognize that Information Cards provide significant anti-phishing, privacy, and convenience benefits to users.  Information Cards, based on the open WS-Trust standard, are available though Windows CardSpaceâ„¢.
  • JanRain and Sxip, leading providers of open source code libraries for blogging and web sites, are announcing they will add support for the Information Cards to their OpenID code bases.
  • JanRain, Sxip and VeriSign plan to add Information Card support to future identity solutions.
  • Microsoft plans to support OpenID in future Identity server products
  • The four companies have agreed to work together on a “Using Information Cards with OpenID” profile that will make it possible for other developers and service providers to take advantage of these technology advancements.

Dick Hardt, Sxip Identity
Kim Cameron, Microsoft
Michael Graves, VeriSign
Scott Kveton, JanRain


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  8. CardSpace is already available for XP. It ships with .NET Framework 3.0.
    If you have .NET 3.0 installed, you can access CardSpace from Control Panel.

  9. This is very encouraging. Keep up the good work. Now if I can just find a really really simple, step – by – step tutorial with sample code to integrate OpenId and CardSpace into an ASP.NET 2.0 website using the standard or custom Membership, Profile and Roles providers, I will be a happy developer.

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