Friday, August 17, 2007

Windows Live Authentication Free For All

Microsoft has opened up Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK for anyone to integrate Windows Live authentication into their website.

I think this is both good and bad. Good because it sure would be nice to not have to remember lots of usernames and passwords for all the various websites out there, not to mention if I ever wanted to personalize my website it would make things easy for me and the users. Bad because now they've opened up the Windows Live to fake logins exposing users. Granted some people will blame the users for not knowing they are entering their information into a fake login and you can't protect everyone but they also don't know any different. Just my two cents on the subject.

5 comments:

Curtis said...

Yeah agreed, this is bad news for users. Windows live logins were one of those things i could kinda trust. Why dont they create some other generic login system that developers can integrate into their web systems?

Davy said...

Curtis:
Why dont they create some other generic login system that developers can integrate into their web systems?

Using ASP.NET microsoft offers ASP.NET Membership and Role providers..

Ajasja said...

Well, there another generic system.

Ajasja said...

Sorry, forgot an is there:)

Curtis said...

Davy,

Thats great if you use ASP.NET. Ajasja's solution is the kind of thing im talking about thats why i used the word generic, not something that is centered around a Microsoft technology.

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