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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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Windows CardSpace

Now that the advantages of the Identity Metasystem have been explained, let’s take a look at what Windows CardSpace is and how it works with the metasystem to provide a flexible, user-centric model for managing digital identities. This will provide a strong foundation for understanding CardSpace, including what the typical user and web developer experiences look like. In addition, this chapter explains what data is on a card and what a card actually represents. This discussion is followed by an overview of some of the common tasks a user might want to perform in CardSpace.

CardSpace Walkthroughs

A good way to start understanding CardSpace is to see it in action

A good way to begin understanding Windows CardSpace is to see ...

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