Windows CardSpace and Information Card technology help solve the huge problem of
authenticating users on the Internet. Not only does it provide end users with a
more secure experience, it makes it much more convenient to log into your site.
You'll find lots of
that provide guidance on accepting Information Cards
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Choose which information you want the user to provide then handle the control's
events to get the information provided by your users. Works with managed and
self issued information cards.
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This is an enhanced version of the CardSpace Control which appears as an HTML button
with the Card Space Icon and button text such as "Login with your Information Card".
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CardSpace Login Control
Works just like the standard Asp.Net Login control except that a CardSpace Button
is used to log into an existing Asp.Net Membership Account.
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CardSpace Manage Control
Allows a logged-in membership user to associate or remove Information Cards from
the Asp.Net membership account. Once a card has been associated with the membership
account, the CardSpace Login control can be used to log into the account.
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CardSpace Sign-in Control
Allows a new user to instantly set up an Asp.Net Membership Account by simply selecting
an Information Card. Existing members can easily associate the card with their Asp.Net
The CardSpace Controls provide instant drag & drop functionality and can be
completely customized by setting properties in the designer.
If you prefer to type the markup directly, use Intellisense to set properties.
Customize the appearance and behavior
Set properties or select from pre-defined styles to perfectly tailor the appearance
of each control to match the look and feel of your web site. Since the CardSpace
Login, CardSpace Manage and CardSpace NewAccount controls are templated, you can
even modify the layout.
The CardSpace Login Control
Just like the Asp.Net Membership Controls, you can set properties to direct the
user to a help page or determine where to redirect upon a successful login.
Events are raised when claims are presented, before authenticating, before logging
in, after logging in, when errors occur, and in fact, at every step of the process.
Each event includes properties that give you the information you need to programmatically
interact with the control.
See how they work on our site
After you've created a user account, be sure to check out the "Manage Cards" link
on our Membership Control Panel. Use it to associate one or more Identity
Cards with "Your Account" then log out/in using the cards.
What to do next » »
Even though the CardSpace Controls are free, we want to help you get them working
on your own web site. We'll be actively monitoring our
you. The complete API for the CardSpace Controls is available