Microsoft looks to spread authentication technology to Firefox

Looking to ease the way customers manage their digital identities, Microsoft has begun working to integrate its InfoCard authentication technology with Internet Explorer and is in discussions with the Firefox and Safari browser developers to have them include the technology on their platforms. According to Microsoft officials, InfoCard integration could show up in Internet Explorer 7.0 even though InfoCard is currently not on the feature list. The goal is to improve security and privacy on the Internet using the InfoCard model, which puts users in control of their personal identity information and would eliminate the need for user names and passwords to sign into a Web site. "We are still working on if there is enough time to get this done" for Internet Explorer 7, says Michael Stephenson, Microsoft's group product manager for Windows Server. "We expect many different applications, smart apps, Web apps and browsers, to use InfoCard. Our own browser will take advantage of it."
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Mike Shaver writes about this and has written about this before.

September 19, 2005 11:43 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Yay! Microsoft finally acknoledges that they cant have a standard w/ only IE using it.

Comment by pl3c3b0 at September 20, 2005 02:14 AM | Permalink

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