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Beginning Windows Cardspace: From Novice to Professionalby Marc Mercuri
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The Internet was designed without a clear plan for handling identity, which resulted in a patchwork of custom solutions springing upa all of them not long term solutions. With exponential increases in malicious activities that pervert these systems, the Internet clearly needs a single-sign on solution that can span platforms and technologies. The concept of an identity metasystem was proposed (a whitepaper on the identity metasystem can also be found on www.identityblog.com). The identity metasystem describes a platform agnostic way of communicating and validating claims of identity, and is heralded not just on the Microsoft web site, but in places like the cover of Linux Journal. Microsoft built their implementation, Windows CardSpace, on top of the identity metasystem, and is working with key players youa (TM)d expect a and some you might not a to make sure this is success and interoperable.
The book provides a baseline in identity, including coverage of identity concepts, the laws of identity, and the identity metasystem. From there, the focus is on Windows CardSpace a what it is, where you could use it, where you should use it, and how you would implement it. Coverage of how to implement the technology for use on the web and via services is included, as are multiple case studies that showcase different scenarios where the technology is employed.
Book News Annotation:
An architect on Microsoft's DPE Platform Incubation team introduces Microsoft's implementation of a client application for the identity metasystem, which ships with the .NET Framework 3.0. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to add support for information cards to ASP.NET and PHP websites, use information cards to personalize websites, secure RSS with information cards, automate information card issuance with Windows Workflow Foundation, and work with security token services. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
If you work at all with Internet-facing solutions, you know that the lack of an identity metasystem is a critical vulnerability in the design. Various consortiums have worked to define a system of identity?a platform-agnostic way of communicating and validating claims of identity. If you work with identity solutions or structures, you will find Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional essential to understanding and successfully implementing CardSpace solutions.
Topics range from fundamental discussion of identity?including identity concepts, laws of identity, and the identity metasystem?to comprehensive coverage of Windows CardSpace. You'll learn what CardSpace is all about, where you can and should use it, and how you would implement it. Additionally, multiple case studies showcase different scenarios where the technology is employed.Youll learn the technology from someone who's done real implementations with major customersAuthor Marc Mercurri works directly with the Windows CardSpace product groupHigh-quality demos with universal themes are applicable to your own work
An essential resource to understanding and successfully implementing CardSpace solutions, this text covers topics ranging from fundamental discussion of identity, including identity concepts, laws of identity, and the identity metasystem. Additionally, multiple case studies showcase different scenarios where the technology is employed.
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