Microsoft to preview InfoCard

Written by Jason Cundall

May 18, 2005 // 2:28 p.m.

Tags: #identity-management #infocard #microsoft #microsoft-infocard #microsoft-to-preview-infocard #passport

Microsoft is to preview a new Identity managment system to software developers by the end of the month, according to reports at news.com. The system will allow users to have a secure method of storing the increasing number of login details that are required for day to day use of the web:

Microsoft is getting ready to provide an early peek at new Windows software that aims to help consumers deal with the plethora of Internet logins.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant plans to release a technical preview of the software, code-named InfoCard, by the end of May, Microsoft said. It will also include other technologies designed to make using digital identities easier and safer, Microsoft's senior executive in charge of security, Mike Nash, said Tuesday.


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Sounds like Passport, but with one significant difference - Redmond won't be managing your information - you will be. Which, I'm sure everyone will agree, is a good thing. What? You don't agree? have your say here then. Hey, have your say even if you do!

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