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Security for Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Michael James Bond, Ed Robinson

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Passport Authentication

The remainder of this chapter discusses how to create a Web application that authenticates users with the single sign-in (SSI) capabilities of Microsoft .NET Passport. Because Passport authentication is a fully featured, production-quality authentication mechanism, setting it up requires more effort than is required for simple Forms authentication and Windows authentication examples. This section covers enough to get you up and running with a development environment that uses Microsoft .NET Passport SSI authentication. This section doesn’t discuss the details of moving the site into production. The exercises use version 2.5 of Microsoft .NET Passport, which is the most current version at the time of this writing.

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