Category Archives: CardSpace

The Information Card Foundation: Helping Scale Mount Identity

YAF? (“Yet Another Foundation?”) Some in the identity community have had that reaction to the announcement of the Information Card Foundation (ICF) today at the start of the Burton Catalyst conference in San Diego. As one of two members of … Continue reading


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Understanding Windows CardSpace

You know you’re seriously an identity geek when your spare-time reading is Understanding Windows Cardspace. But for this rapidly rising new branch of the digital identity space, a book with this much good information about Microsoft’s CardSpace technology is definitely … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Stefan

And congratulations Kim. The news just become official that Microsoft has acquired Stefan Brand’s Credentica and all its intellectual property. This pairs up Stefan with Kim Cameron and Microsoft’s Identity and Access team to bring Credentica’s groundbreaking U-Prove zero-knowledge-proof technology … Continue reading

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Higgins speaks SAML

Paul Trevithick just posted about a significant new step for the Higgins Project – the first contributions adding support for SAML 2.0. At first blush that may not seem surprising – SAML is the granddaddy of modern Internet identity protocols … Continue reading

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Mike Jones Issues Himself

Mike Jones, anchor of the Microsoft Cardspace team along with Kim Cameron & crew, has moved into the blogosphere. I’ve referenced his home page in MS Research (where he used to be) in many blog posts, but now I can … Continue reading

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Eve Gets the Venn of Identity

Speaking of great posts and great pictures, I think Eve Maler’s recent Venn of Identity diagram is the best thumbnail picture of “Internet identity space” I’ve ever seen. She credits both Johannes Ernst and Paul Madsen for the progenitors. Eve’s … Continue reading

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I-Names, OpenID, and Cardspace

Kim Cameron has done another great post about how Cardspace and OpenID can work together, and specifically about the potential relationship of information cards and XRI i-names and i-numbers. This continued a thread that started with a post I did … Continue reading

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CardSpace and OpenID Starting the Convergence Dance?

Earlier this month Kim Cameron starting blogging about some of the phishing concerns he’s had about OpenID that he and Mike Jones have shared with myself and other members of the OpenID community privately since Digital ID World last September. … Continue reading

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