Today Microsoft introduced a Community Technical Preview (CTP) of an Information Card Issuance Add-on for Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 that was released earlier this month. The CTP provides a software component for Administrators to install on an AD FS 2.0 server and configure it for issuing Information Cards. These Cards can be used in conjunction with username/password, X.509 digital certificates, or Kerberos authentication for requesting security tokens from an AD FS 2.0 server.
This CTP software will enable end users with IMI 1.0 or IMI 1.1 (draft) compliant identity selectors to obtain Information Cards from AD FS 2.0. This includes the current CardSpace 2.0 beta, and CardSpace 1 which shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Vista and is available for download on Windows XP. These Cards should work with other compatible identity selectors, both on Windows and on other platforms.
The goal of the CTP is to advance the community’s understanding of the requirements and benefits of Information Cards through testing, pilots and other non-production experiments. Please ask questions and provide your feedback using the email@example.com alias, or by participating in the Information Card Issuance Forum.