Passport to get Web services stamp

    May 5, 2003

Microsoft this summer will lay out a plan to make its .Net Passport authentication service more Web services-friendly.

Passport, which allows people to use a single sign-on to access multiple Web sites, is currently built on the use of Web browser cookies and technology such as HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). A Microsoft representative on Thursday declined to say when the work to integrate the Web services standards is expected to be completed.

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