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Explorer 7.0 gets new identity security

by Nikola Strahija on October 2nd, 2005 Microsoft is thinking about including its Infocard user authentication technology in the next version of Explorer.

Infocard, currently in beta, is the codename for a browser-based system for keeping track of a user’s password and user name identity as they move around websites. Connecting to an Infocard server should make it possible to visit multiple sites without having to log in repeatedly.

Infocard, unlike former Passport, has been designed to work with software other than Microsoft’s.

-We are having concrete discussions with Firefox and others about specific mechanisms that would communicate between a Web site and the browser so we can enable credential selection such as InfoCard, John Shewchuk, CTO of distributed systems at Microsoft, said.

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