Chapter 7. Single Log-In and Profiles: Microsoft .NET Passport and the Liberty Alliance

If you’ve ever been frustrated by having to register your name, address, and contact information to make a purchase or to receive personalized content at almost every Web site you visit, there are now some solutions available that give you a single place to store your profile and to maintain your username and password. A single username and password can now give you personalized access to a growing number of Web sites.

The Internet is rapidly becoming a “business operating system” for the entire universe of Internet users, devices, applications, and Web sites. Initiatives such as Microsoft’s .NET Passport and the Liberty Alliance Project founded by Sun Microsystems ...

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