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Part I: Today’s Technology > Single Log-In and Profiles: Microsoft .NET Passpor...

Chapter 7. Single Log-In and Profiles: Microsoft .NET Passport and the Liberty Alliance

If you’ve ever been frustrated by having to register your name, address, and contact information to make a purchase or to receive personalized content at almost every Web site you visit, there are now some solutions available that give you a single place to store your profile and to maintain your username and password. A single username and password can now give you personalized access to a growing number of Web sites.

The Internet is rapidly becoming a “business operating system” for the entire universe of Internet users, devices, applications, and Web sites. Initiatives such as Microsoft’s .NET Passport and the Liberty Alliance Project founded by Sun Microsystems and others are calling upon consumers and business users to use their own networkresident authentication services as a universal gateway into this wealth of applications and Web sites. The concept of single sign-on authentication for a multitude of applications and Web sites across the Internet is highly attractive but will need to be adopted carefully on the part of consumers and businesses alike. The term “single sign-on,” by the way, means the method of logging in once and having that username and password automatically log you in behind the scenes to a number of applications and Web sites from different providers. As an example, with this type of functionality you’ll be able to log in to your favorite airline site and then automatically log in to your favorite car rental site with just one click; one login will do it all.


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