Understanding Windows CardSpace: An Introduction to the Concepts and Challenges of Digital Identities

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Pearson Education, Dec 27, 2007 - Computers - 384 pages
Wi>Understanding Windows CardSpaceis the first insider’s guide to Windows CardSpace and the broader topic of identity management for technical and business professionals. Drawing on the authors’ unparalleled experience earned by working with the CardSpace product team and by implementing state-of-the-art CardSpace-based systems at leading enterprises, it offers unprecedented insight into the realities of identity management: from planning and design through deployment.

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Contents

Foreword
THE PROBLEM
HINTS TOWARD A SOLUTION
The Reification of the Identity
THE TECHNOLOGY
User Experience Changes in NET Framework 3 5
GUIDANCE FOR A RELYING PARTY
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Benefits of Using an
IDENTITY PROVIDERS
Index

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Vittorio Bertocci is an Architect Evangelist in the service of Windows Server Evangelism for Microsoft. He is based in Redmond, Washington. He works with Fortune 100 and major G100 enterprises worldwide, helping them to stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of the latest unreleased technologies. In the past two years, he helped many customers all around the world to design and develop solutions based on technologies such as Identity and Access Management, Windows CardSpace, Windows Communication Foundation, and Windows Workflow Foundation. He frequently serves as a speaker at international conferences such as IDWorld, Gartner Summit, TechEd, and the like. His blog, located at http://blogs.msdn.com/vbertocci, focuses on identity and distributed systems architecture; it is periodically translated into Chinese at www.china-ac.net.cn/zmjgsbkzxnew4.aspx.

Vittorio has more than 13 years of experience in the software industry. He worked in the fields of computational geometry, scientific visualization, usability, business data, and industrial applications and has published articles in international academic industry journals. Vittorio joined Microsoft Italy in 2001 in Consulting Services. Before falling hopelessly in love with identity, he worked with Web Services and Services Orientation from its very inception, becoming a reference and a trusted advisor for key industry players nationwide and at the European level. In October 2005, he answered the call of Microsoft headquarters and moved to Redmond, where he lives with his wife, Iwona. Vittorio holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Universita’ di Genova, Italy.

Garrett Serack worked as an independent software development consultant in Calgary, Canada, for 15 years, with clients in fields such as government, telecom, petroleum, and railways. Joining Microsoft in the fall of 2005 as the Community Program Manager of the Federated Identity team, Garrett has worked with the companies and the Open Source community to build digital identity frameworks, tools, and standards that are shaping the future of Internet commerce and strengthening the fight against fraud. In the summer of 2007, he transitioned to be the Community Lead in the Open Source Software Labs at Microsoft.

Garrett lives in Bothell, Washington, with his fantastic wife, Brandie, and their two amazing daughters Tea and Indyanna. Catch up on CardSpace and begin to learn more about Microsoft Open Source efforts on his blog at http://fearthecowboy.com.

Caleb Baker has been at Microsoft for the past seven years and is part of the Federated Identity team. In addition to building CardSpace, the team is working on the other pieces needed to build the Identity Metasystem. Caleb has been on the CardSpace product team since 2004 (InfoCard at the time). Since the first release of CardSpace, he has continued to work on future CardSpace products as well as various Identity Metasystem interoperability projects.

Before working on CardSpace, Caleb gained experience in the identity and security space by working on Active Directory and the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT). Caleb is a Seattle-area native, having graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Physics and Political Science and has also earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

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