identity

Emphasis on cloud computing, eGovernment, citizen and national e-identities, open identity initatives, law, policy, standards-based identity infrastructures, and secure information sharing and collaboration.

identity

  • Availability of the Information Card Issuance Preview

    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...
  • New technical preview of U-Prove, February 2011

    Microsoft is releasing a second Community Technology Preview (CTP) of U-Prove and related software innovations to help put users in control of how their identity information is shared on the internet. Microsoft is pleased to announce this preview during...
  • Microsoft releases U-Prove technology

    Today, we took a first step to make the Microsoft U-Prove technology available! First, core portions of the U-Prove intellectual property via a cryptographic specification (under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise ) are available to any interested...
  • Microsoft shines at the European Identity Conference 2010

    In the category “Best Innovation”, the European Identity Award went to Microsoft for U-Prove . The U-Prove technology, which enables minimal disclosure of identity-related information is considered to be a pioneering effort in enhancing online...
  • Microsoft at Burton Group's Catalyst Conference 2010 – San Diego, CA (USA)

    On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, we are participating in an Open Identity for Business Interop being held by OSIS at Catalyst in San Diego . This multi-protocol interop event includes exercising the US Government identity profiles developed as part of th...
  • An Introduction to the Windows Identity Foundation for Developers (2009)

    The goal of this whitepaper is to help developers get started building claims-aware applications using Windows Identity Foundation. This paper introduces concepts and terminology to help developers understand the benefits and concepts behind the claims...
  • Microsoft at the European Identity Conference and Cloud Summit 2010 in Munich, Germany

    The European Identity Conference & Cloud Summit 2010 , in Munich, Germany kicks-off next week, check out our session below! Hosted by Kuppinger Cole & Partners Our Sessions Kim Cameron 05/04/2010 17:00-17:30 Federated...
  • Microsoft at Burton Group's Catalyst Conference 2010 - Prague, CZ

    Please join us on June 21-25, as Kim Cameron, Microsoft Chief Identity Architect presents a session on Microsoft and the future of Identity Modern business has broken through the brick walls of the building; modern IT has not kept up. If IT is...
  • How will the cloud impact Digital Identity?

    Microsoft will keynote on the topic: How will the cloud impact Digital Identity? at the European e-Identity Management Conference in London, UK on June 9-10. “Cloud computing will accelerate the move away from ad-hoc identity solutions toward an...
  • Internet Identity Workshop XI - November 2-4, Mountain View, CA

    The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on “user-centric identity” and trying to solve the technical challenge of how people can manage their identity across the range of websites, services, companies and organizations that they belong to,...
  • Microsoft receives the Privacy Innovation Award for Technology 2010

    On September 30, 2010 Microsoft received an award at the annual International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Innovation Awards ceremony in Baltimore, MD . The award acknowledges Microsoft’s release of U-Prove, a privacy...
  • Open Identity Trust Framework Model (Whitepaper)

    Today many online interactions require you to disclose identity information. This poses substantial trust challenges, both for the people who disclose the information and for those who receive it. Until now, this problem has been addressed by a simplistic...
  • Trust in the Information Society

    Members of the team participated as panelists in the Trust in the Information Society conference in Leon, Spain (February 10-11, 2010). One of the sessions focused on identity as a collaborative foundation , by Microsoft’s distinguished engineer, Kim...
  • Microsoft goes international with new U-Prove concept and privacy

    During ISSE on October 5-7, 2010 in Berlin, Germany Microsoft showed a new proof of concept with our partners in Germany, Fraunhofer FOKUS. As part of our keynote and break-out session, the concept explores privacy-enhanced identity experiences with...
  • Establishing End to End Trust (2008)

    Creating a safer, more trusted Internet - It is not an overstatement to say that the Internet has transformed the way we live. Social networking represents the new town square; blogging has turned citizens into journalists, and e-commerce sites have spurred...
  • Top 5 security and privacy challenges in identity infrastructures – and how to overcome them with U-Prove

    Commercial businesses and governments are rolling out identity systems to improve their security and to provide online access to services. Current identity framework efforts (including federated identity protocols such as SAML and OpenID) do not provide...
  • Open Identity Summit EU 2010 on June 8 (London, UK)

    The OpenID Summit (EU) is an important outreach opportunity for the foundation and a chance for developers, identity providers and relying parties to exchange information in Europe. Topics are expected to include: use cases, issues and problems encountered...
  • A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control (2010)

    A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control: claims provide an innovative approach for building applications that authenticate and authorize users. Imagine a world where you don't have to worry about authentication. Imagine instead that all requests...
  • The Architect Journal-Identity and Access (2009)

    In this issue, we invite you to think about the identity architecture in your organization. Identity management today is evolving from the single, isolated scenario to a federated one, in ways which may surprise you; a comprehensive look at the evolving...
  • The Laws of Identity (2005)

    This paper is about how we can prevent that loss of trust and go forward to give Internet users a deep sense of safety, privacy and certainty about who they are relating to in cyberspace. Nothing could be more essential if new Web-based services and applications are to continue to move beyond “cyber publication” and encompass all kinds of interaction and services. Our approach has been to develop a formal understanding of the dynamics causing digital identity systems to succeed or fail in various contexts, expressed as the Laws of Identity. Taken together, these laws define a unifying identity metasystem that can offer the Internet the identity layer it so obviously requires.
  • An Introduction to Information Cards and Identity Selectors (2006-2009)

    Contains the open specifications, icons and guides for information cards and identity selectors, including Windows CardSpace.
  • A Privacy-compliant Identity Metasystem (2006)

    Just as individual identity is fundamental to our face-to-face interactions, digital identity is fundamental to our interactions in the online world. Unfortunately, many of the challenges associated with the Internet stem from the lack of widely deployed...
  • Microsoft's Vision for an Identity Metasystem (2005)

    This paper introduces the principles behind this approach in "The Laws of Identity"; it presents an open and interoperable architecture for building the metasystem, and it describes Microsoft's plans to participate in the identity metasystem.
  • An introduction to Open Identity Trust Framework Models (2010)

    Today many online interactions require you to disclose identity information. This poses substantial trust challenges, both for the people who disclose the information and for those who receive it. Until now, this problem has been addressed by a simplistic...
  • An introduction to Microsoft's U-Prove technology (2010)

    The U-Prove technology provides enhanced security of identity-related information as it travels online by enabling minimal disclosure capabilities for all parties involved in electronic transactions and communications.