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Passport...for all?

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    jamie

    Ill keep it short: Why cant we all use passport system for logins? Why the steep charge/signup procedure.. again - like free perpetual betas/ another way to get rollin on the net/oss world..

    Youll have to make it more accesible someday..

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    sbc

    Some people may not use it if they have to use the Passport system (disagree with terms, don't trust Microsoft etc). A better way would be to have both a Passport login and a normal login - if that is possible.

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    ZippyV

    Because the passport servers don't run for free.
    But the price of the service should come down.

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    Human​Compiler

    What about the LongHorn Identities?  Won't that kind of make Passport not necessary.  Isn't that the concept behind it?  A "Disconnected Passport"?  I know it's a ways out, but I'd just figure Microsoft would focus on that instead of making Passport more available.

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    jamie

    if thats the case - then it shouldnt matter..  make passport easier and free NOW! Smiley

    * i dont know why it wasnt done like that in first place.. Imagine all the asp portals etc that would have used it - or offered it at least. It should just be another "Bot" in FP ..  like you can add msn news feed, "Add passport auth / or Add msn messenger list

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    Jaz

    wasn't this what Hailstorm was all about?

    I would love to see far more passport intergration.  I still need to get my ebay account passported.

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    jamie

    btw: i wasnt refering to this site.. but it would be a good addition..

    i meant - for any asp site..

    no php haha

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    Human​Compiler

    I don't know the reason why they don't make it work now, etc, but I'd imagine that ever since they figured out Passport wasn't really going to fly and they were going to head down a different path (.NET My Services failure), it hasn't gotten much attention financially.  Would you want to spend money on something you were going to replace later that had no added bonus for the future?

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    Loadsgood

    If it costs money to run these servers for passport, then maybe you could have a thing that detects that your already signed in. You know how you go to hotmail check your mail and then go to Channel 9 (or any other site for that matter) and it says hello (whatever your name is) and it could allow a lot more tools and stuff.

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