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Microsoft Passport

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Microsoft Passport, was the predecessor to Windows Live ID, was originally positioned as a Single Sign-On service for all web commerce.

Microsoft Passport had received much criticism. A prominent critic was Kim Cameron, the author of The Seven Laws Of Identity, who questioned Microsoft Passport in its violations of those laws. He has since become Microsoft's Chief Identity Architect and helped address those violations in the design of the Windows Live ID identity meta-system. As a consequence, Windows Live ID is not positioned as the Single Sign-On service for all web commerce, but as one choice of many among

Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello together represented Microsoft’s FIDO2 aligned end to end Multi-Factor Authentication solution. Microsoft 2016-06-29 announced that Windows Hello will be their brand for FIDO aligned end to end multi-factor authentication solution. So, they are once again killing Microsoft Passport brand.

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