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Identity: Secure Your ASP.NET Apps And WCF Services With Windows CardSpace

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Windows CardSpace replaces traditional authentication with a more consistent and streamlined login process and improves trust between end-users, applications and services. Michèle Leroux Bustamante explains.

Michele Leroux Bustamante

MSDN Magazine April 2007

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