Is there are public web site that allows login with a CardSpace card?


  • Hi, everyone.
    A quick question: Is there a website that allows users to log in using a CardSpace card?
    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.
    Tuesday, July 07, 2009 5:37 PM


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  • http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/windowscardspace/thread/2fddab57-d41a-4d80-8927-120ab4656338/
    Live also has support for cardspace v1.

    Not all sites would work with v2 (if they use message security for STS binding or use self-issued cards).

    http://federatedidentity.net/ is a test site hosted by our team for interop testing.

    • Proposed as answer by Rakesh Bilaney Wednesday, July 08, 2009 5:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fleet Command Wednesday, July 08, 2009 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, July 08, 2009 5:57 AM
  • Hi Rakesh

    Thanks for the reply.

    Seeing your answer, I have come to the following conclusion. How would you agree with it?

    • As it stands, no serious, prominient, popular or (in)famous website uses Cardspace. Even Windows Live seems to consider it so difficult, time-taking and error-prone that have made this functionality available only as an obscure beta. Therefore, I conclude that Windows Live Cardspace is an unsucessful technology that in practice offers no significant advantage whatsoever in exchange for the trouble of implementing it.

    Please let me know.


    Fleet Command

    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.
    Wednesday, July 08, 2009 7:13 AM
  • The technology and its focus is evolving. You will see this in the manner the next release ("Geneva" product line) is being developed. The next release (currently in Beta2) is not just the client piece, but also the server and the framework for identity related aspects. The focus is more on making applications claims-aware where authentication is delegated to the STS. This model makes SOA more easier to manage in terms of identity/role management. Even CardSapce v2 is evolving. Some salient features in v2 are:

    - CardTile, for website integrated login experience
    - Change in UI to a more traditional "Cred UI" integration for an identifiable user experience
    - Enterprise focus, since enterprise collaboration are the scenarios which need the technology (active/passive federation) currently. Enterprise specific features include automatic card provisioning (to solve managed card roaming for domain users on different computers) and a policy for card selection for known collaborators.

    You can read about the above features in the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/card/. Even this blog has evolved from a cardspace blog to a "Geneva team blog".


    Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:11 PM
  • Hi Rakesh.

    Thanks for giving the good overview of how CardSpace is evolving. However, you still hasn't answered my question: "How would you agree with my conclusion about SpaceCard?".

    I do know that CardSpace is evolving, especially with advent of Geneva. However, I feel, while it is evovling, it is evolving in vain. You see, the CardSpace has been around for a long time but no major Internet player has yet employed it. Popular and prominent websites such as Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Yahoo, Windows Live, Office Live, MSN, YouTube, Gmail, iTunes, and many more prominent or (in)famous communities websites around the Internet has still not implemented CardSpace. What do you say to that?

    Fleet Command

    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.
    Thursday, July 09, 2009 7:29 AM
  • The Otto Online shopping had support for CardSpace.

    You can check for the same.The subsequent visit to the same could easily happen using the presaved card.

    Monday, January 10, 2011 9:47 AM