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Availability of the Information Card Issuance Preview

Availability of the Information Card Issuance Preview

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Today, Microsoft is announcing the availability of the Information Card Issuance Community Technology Preview (CTP) to enable the following scenarios with Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 RTM:

  • Administrators can install an Information Card Issuance component on AD FS 2.0 RTM servers and configure Information Card Issuance policy and parameters.
  • End users with IMI 1.0- or IMI 1.1 (DRAFT)-compliant identity selectors can obtain Information Cards backed by username/password, X.509 digital certificate, or Kerberos.
  • Continued support for Windows CardSpace 1.0 in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP 3 running  .NET 3.5 SP1.

We have also adding two new mechanisms for interaction and feedback on this topic, an Information Card Issuance forum and a monitored e-mail alias



  • Where is the CTP available? I don't weem to be able to find it on Connect anywhere. Also, the forum provided in the link is the old CardSpace forum... is there a new forum for card issuance, or is the idea to use the old forum?



  • Thanks for your note Gil, we updated the link above, which is the location for the download:

    And with regard to the forum, we will be updating it ongoing to focus it around Information Cards and this CTP.  

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