Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "Ultimately, we want to be able to securely make transactions without giving third parties the ability to masquerade as us; we want to be able to visit websites and make purchases without those sites being able to track us or combine different pieces of information to draw a more complete picture of us; we want to be able to be able to disclose some information about ourselves, but not everything. The U-Prove framework, released as a CTP today by Microsoft, aims to solve these problems."
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RE[3]: Fail
by rasmithuk on Thu 4th Mar 2010 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fail"
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By your comment I'm guessing that you either haven't read what it does or managed to miss the point.

'It was put together by respected cryptography researcher Dr Stefan Brands. He created a company to develop and market U-Prove, Credentica, which was bought by Microsoft in March 2008. With U-Prove, identity information can be used securely, and private data can be safely shared to those parties that need it, without leaking more information than is required.'

'U-Prove allows the creation of secure ID tokens, which are pieces of data that incorporate whatever information I need for a given task—but no more—along with cryptographic protection to ensure that they can't be forged, reused, traced back to me, or linked to other tokens that I have issued.'

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RE[4]: Fail
by zegenie on Thu 4th Mar 2010 08:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Fail"
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I think you're right - it's not really the same. I stand corrected.

However, I do think that OpenID and OAuth solve the same problem, and in a better way.

Edited 2010-03-04 08:52 UTC

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