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Hi and welcome to another Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit screencast.
This session was presented by Nigel Watling and is the from the
Visual Studio 2008 training kit available from http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7602397.
Windows CardSpace provides users with a simple, consistent and secure way to authenticate to applications. Passwords are made redundant by taking advantage of public key cryptography and presenting the user with a set of cards to represent their digital identities. These identities can be provided by the user and by third parties (e.g. banks, employers, government). CardSpace has privacy features, protection against phishing, and support for multi-factor authentication (e.g. smart cards). By utilizing open, standard web and web service protocols, it can be used with any web or web service application, regardless of platform, with minimal effort from the developer. With .NET Framework 3.5 comes an improved UI and the ability to use CardSpace over http as well as https. This session covers both CardSpace fundamentals and the new features.
Recorded September 2007.
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