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Microsoft Passport

An earlier digital wallet system from Microsoft that was developed in 1999. It was designed to be a single sign-on to Passport-enabled websites, but it never caught on. Passport was superseded by CardSpace (also abandoned); however, the single sign-on aspects of Passport were carried over to Windows Live ID (see Microsoft account).

Passport Was Server Based
Usernames, passwords, credit card and billing information were stored on Microsoft servers, enabling users to make purchases without retyping information every time. When users made a purchase on Passport sites (later Windows Live ID sites), the merchant sent a request to the server. Passport superseded the client-based wallet in early versions of Internet Explorer. See single sign-on, digital wallet, identity metasystem and Windows CardSpace.
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Microsoft is also working to make Hello an important part of the Microsoft Passport single sign-in service.
Hotmail is now part of the Microsoft Passport system, which means you have to sign up for a Microsoft Passport account in order to use it.
In July 2002, the EU authorities' Internet Task Force issued a strongly worded statement criticizing several features of Microsoft Passport that may violate EU privacy laws.
Each holder of a Microsoft passport only has to enter a user name and a unique password to access a range of participating web services such as a calendar, a diary, on-line music files, e-commerce, electronic banking, etc.
Like Microsoft Passport, the federated identity network enables online shoppers to safely share payment information, so they don't have to re-key it every time they want to do business.
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Further, to use an e-book under this system, the consumer must link it to a Microsoft Passport account in order to prevent the sharing of content on other machines.

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