Tuesday, September 19, 2006

back online

Thanks to Ian, Ebe, and a new router, xmldap.org is back online.

Kim - you owe us $65.00 :-)

identityblog effect

Looks like Kim's two new posts have melted my server. He's the slashdot of the Identity world.

Sorry - the crack sys-admin team has been deployed. Hopefully we're back up soon!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Missing Infocard Schema

The Infocard Schema has been notoriously missing since Microsoft published RC1.

Here's the schema for the http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity namespace

Playing with Managed Cards

I've just checked in code that can create Managed Cards that import into CardSpace RC1.

To allow people to play around, I've also added a quick little web app, which creates cards for you. You can try this out at:


If you'd like to try it out, you can either download the source from http://xmldap.org

Relying Party updated to support RC1

I finally got around to updating the Relying Party to support Cardspace RC1.

Enjoy: https://xmldap.org/relyingparty

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Instructions for the CardSpace FirefFox Extention

It sounds like Craig Burton has been having trouble with the demo Cardspace Selector I put together for Firefox. I'm not sure what trouble he's been having, but I thought I'd toss up some quick instructions, and a screen cast.

Step 1) Make sure you're on Firefox 1.5 or greater.

Step 2) Make sure you've got J2SE 1.4x installed on your machine. The xmldap selector doesn't use any .net or Microsoft code...its a cross platform implementation written from scratch in Java. You can hit http://java.sun.com if you need to download a JDK

Step 3) Go to http://xmldap.org and download the Firefox extension. You may need to allow the popup blocker to trust my site. Restart firefox.

Step 4) Go to a Cardspace enabled site like xmldap, identityblog, or ping

Step 5) Click to login, create a card, and submit.

Note that you'll still get a warning saying: "Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page" Ignore it...I haven't figured out how to make it go away yet. Please email me or comment if you know!

Craig and others - email me at cmort at xmldap.org if you have questions or issues!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Identity Selector for Safari

My good friend Ian Brown has taken the xmldap.org code and created an Identity Selector for Safari. It even integrates with the Apple Address Book for self-asserted cards. If you've got a Mac, check it out...if not, he's got a screen-cast.

Nice work Ian!