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Microsoft Account

Overview#

Microsoft Account (MSA) (which was previously known as:
  • Microsoft Passport
  • .NET Passport
  • Microsoft Passport Network
  • Windows Live ID
is a Marketing term for Single Sign On Profile Microsoft Digital Identity for Microsoft users to log into Microsoft

Microsoft Account uses Windows Client Authentication Architecture using, currently, Windows Hello and the Windows Credential Provider to perform Authentication

Microsoft Account appears to be a Federated Identity from a Microsoft Identity Provider (IDP)

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