Microsoft .NET Passport and Single-Sign On (SSO) Authentication
Passport is a Web-based service that provides single sign-on
authentication across the Internet. This service allows users to apply a
single mechanism for identifying who they are to participating websites
thereby streamlining the user experience and offering such capabilities
as fast purchasing and account access without re-entry of repetitive
data. The websites that are .NET Passport-enabled will share in the
benefit of the large pool of users that have Passport IDs while
obtaining increased assurance that proper identification has been
achieved. For more information about .NET Passport, visit
Under an agreement
with Microsoft, Ready-to-Run Software (RTR) supplied engineering services to
advance the cross-platform interoperability of the .NET Passport service.
This work extended .NET Passport to allow it to operate within non-Windows
configurations such as Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux. In addition, RTR has
been the primary System Integrator assisting companies with implementation of the
Passport Manager in both Windows and non-Windows environments.
If you are an end user of Passport, trying to obtain a hotmail or msn
account, Ready-to-Run Software is unable to provide support for your issues.
You may refer to the Microsoft Passport
Network for additional information or MSN
If you are actively considering incorporating digital identity services
into your website, now is the time to contact RTR. The following list
delineates related services:
.NET Passport into your site (both IIS, non-IIS-based web servers) -- read
implementation case study
of .NET Passport and/or Single-Sign On Authentication into your
Web Services strategy directly addressing
issues of security, encryption, PKI and other key components
.NET Passport and digital identity to non-Windows environments (e.g.
J2EE web application) using foundation software created by RTR
availability for broader digital id services