Friday, December 31, 2004

Microsoft revokes Passport

Given that E-Bay has dropped Passport, The Register's story: Microsoft revokes Passport service was not all that surprising. When it worked, Passport was great - and enabled me to not have to remember the myriad of passwords that MS sites seem to require. But it was all too often the cause of problems (and to this day the 'automatically log me on' feature rarely works and every site that became Passport enabled seemed to have had teething troubles. And it was not cheap for partners either. Perhaps the most interesting point in the article comes towards the end, where the story notes that Microsoft has some "real identity management aspirations". It will be interesting to see where MS goes in this area.

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