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Guidance for a Relying Party

As the previous chapters have made clear, in a variety of situations it is appropriate for a relying party (RP) to use CardSpace. The manner in which to use CardSpace depends on a number of factors, and these should be considered carefully before embarking upon widescale changes to a website.

An Information Card represents a digital identity

Once a website has decided that it wants to use Information Cards and has an idea of how that impacts its business, incorporating the changes required to add the support is fairly straightforward. With minor changes to the database and hosting environment, and the enhancement of a few key pages in the site, the transformation is quickly achieved. This chapter examines the impacts ...

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