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Microsoft Aims to Change Authentication with Microsoft Passport

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The trick is to protect access from unauthorized access, while still allowing authorized users to log-in without too many hassles and complications. I’ve yet to see a commercial security/authentication strategy that can successfully accomplish both of those goals.

If you want to sign in on a web service currently you have to provide username and password to do so. This is neither convenient nor overly secure, considering that the server you communicate with has to store username and a hashed password for that. Microsoft envisions Passport to change that by allowing users to sign in to applications and web services without passwords.