venerdì 17 agosto 2007 18:02I originally posted this in the general forum by mistake.
WHS is a great tool for home users to consolidate their data and ensure it is backed up properly.
Since users will most likely be putting valuable data along with pictures and movies, I believe Microsoft should move forward towards strong authentication. My initial though was PKI but others were right in that is way to difficult to deal with for home users.
However, you already have a technology included in all vista installs and XP(.net framework 3.0) called Cardspace. This would provide the means of strong authentication that solves so many problems. It is a microsoft spec and product so why not use it. It is easy to integrate, as you pretty much just drop a infocard login button on a page from Visual Studio.
Just to point you in the right direction, head on over to your own Kim Cameron's blog(www.identityblog.com). He works for Microsoft on this stuff. As it stands right now, I could not feel comfortable giving my mom an account because she is not tech savy and could end up giving out the password into my system. However allowing her to use an Infocard protects me from that for the most part.
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sabato 18 agosto 2007 04:38
sabato 18 agosto 2007 09:12
sabato 18 agosto 2007 16:00
You can use Cardspace on Windows Live now. It seems to work OK
Do you have a link to that Daedelus?
sabato 18 agosto 2007 16:45
Sure, no problem.
I found out about it from http://www.liveside.net/
Further info on MSDN forums http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2015989&SiteID=1
giovedì 23 agosto 2007 20:03
I agree. CardSpace integration would be super.
I plan to recommend WHS to all my family, to reduce the number of tech support phone calls I get. I will tell them to put *everything* on the server, and not keep any documents on their local hard drives. They will be less confused about where to find things, and it will all get backed up with server duplication. If they want to add storage, they can buy a WD My Book and just jack it in and then add it. No more drive E: or F: or whatever.
However, the one thing that they are not going to like are passwords, and with remote access, strong passwords. InfoCards would be perfect. I will show them how to export and import their cards to a USB flash drive and they will be very happy.