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Windows Live ID, CardSpace, Info Cards Available For Websites

windows-live-id-logo.pngWindows Live ID authentication is now available for all websites with today’s 1.0 release, which means websites can allow users to login with their Live IDs. LiveSide now lets you login with your Live ID thanks to a Community Server Live ID plugin written by Nick, letting you associate a Live ID with a LiveSide login and use Live ID when logging in there. You need to sign in at LiveSide, not elsewhere, because of the restrictions of non-authenticated sites, but it looks like its a pretty good convenience nonetheless.

The release of Live ID to websites means InfoCard (or CardSpace, or Information Card, depending on the current phase of the mean) is available to websites as well. You can sign into Live ID sites with your Information Card, storing a name and user picture, though it will support more information soon.

Sample implementations of the Live ID authentication are available for ASP.NET (C#), Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby. We gonna see a WordPress plugin soon? I hope so.

August 17th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Live, Windows | 3 comments

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  1. +1 for WordPress Plugin

    Comment by Beau | August 19, 2007

  2. […] that enables you to login in to WordPress with your passport Live ID. I had read in various places that such a plugin would be welcome… I looked around and found none yet (if anyone has […]

    Pingback by musc@> $daniele.rant | Out-Blog » Blog Archive » Using Live ID to authenticate to WordPress | November 2, 2007

  3. Even though it is not extremely nice code and it is very basic in its functionality, you might like to know that I have just written a prototype of such a plugin to use Live ID authentication in Wordpress:

    Comment by Daniele Muscetta | November 3, 2007

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