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Understanding Windows CardSpace: An Introduction to the Concepts and Challenges of Digital Identities by Caleb Baker, Garrett Serack, Vittorio Bertocci

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Hints Toward a Solution

Now that we understand how today’s security schemas work and how they evolved to their current state, we realize the reasons why they fall short in providing a common identity layer for the entire Internet. It is time to put into practice the lessons learned and devise a long-term solution, finally immune from the errors and shortcomings that afflict today’s patchwork of partial solutions.

The section “A World Without a Center” stresses the reasons why a universal identity layer didn’t spontaneously emerge to date and highlights that a truly sustainable solution must address the needs of all the disparate parties that have an interest in the Internet.

The section “The Seven Laws of Identity” describes the choral effort ...

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