Windows XP strongly encourages users to get a .NET Passport (previously referred to as a Microsoft Passport). A .NET Passport provides one login name and password for access to all Passport-enabled Web sites and services such as Windows Messenger, MSN Mail, Hotmail, MSN Money Central, and e-commerce sites which support the optional Passport Wallet feature.
Hey, Who's Afraid of Microsoft Passport?
Microsoft Passport is a simple way to sign on and purchase items and services from a growing number of sites affiliated with (read “owned by”) Microsoft. Because people are so darned tired of having to remember tens of passwords (maybe even hundreds if you're a Web addict like me), the idea of using a simple MS Passport that stores your ...