Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace

Thanks to the efforts of our labs team, we finally have the ‘Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace‘ available for download .

Here is the product description from the SourceID website:
“The Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace is an open source module that allows applications using an Apache server for hosting or proxy to use Information Cards as an additional authentication mechanism. It allows the Apache applications to act as CardSpace relying parties (RP) by means of simple configuration. The module is responsible for decrypting the tokens submitted by CardSpace, retrieving the claims and making them available for the applications’ use.”

Developing the code in ‘C’ was a little tricky but hopefully the deployment should be straightforward (as easy as the men’s remote in the image :-) ).

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The idea behind this is simple. If you have an application that is deployed on an Apache server and you want to CardSpace-enable it, drop in the module (along with the dependencies), change the httpd.conf and your application should have access to the claims in the infocard.

10 Responses to “Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace”

  1. for its rich client shopping application. The post should of interest to any organisations considering CardSpace-based authentication since it explains the process through which individuals get a branded card for authentication. The second comes from Ashish Jain at Ping Identity announcing availability for download of an Apache module to enable CardSpace authentication of Apache-based applications. This should certainly ease the job of organisations using the dominant web server.

  2. Turns out that open source Apache apps can also now leverage stronger portable identity through the work of Ping Identity. Ashish Jain announced the Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace. Kim Cameron commented on another mind-altering announcement from Ping Identity, enabling authentication via cardspace to an Apache relying party. Since many sites use weak username/password combinations this creates a much stronger and flexible access

  3. 1 Raindrop says:

    Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace

  4. title; CardSpace – not just for Windows any more link; http://1raindrop.typepad.com/1_raindrop/2007/02/cardspace_not_j.html Ping Identity? Ashish Jain? Apache ???? ??? ? ?? CardSpace ??? ???????(http://itickr.com/index.php/?p=56). CardSpace? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ?? ????, ??? ??? ????? ??? ??? ???? ???????? ?? ????? ??? ?? ??? ??? ? ??

  5. Ping Identity Corporation.  I think it’s a key piece of the identity puzzle.  Since it’s obvious that this is a big accomplishment and that he’s played a major role in it, I’ll quote Ashish Jain’s Identity TIcker blog:  Thanks to the efforts of our labs team, we finally have the ‘Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace‘ available for download . Here is the product description from the SourceID website:

  6. [...] Yesterday I referred to a mind-altering announcement from Ping Identity.? I think it’s a key piece of the identity puzzle.? Since? it’s obvious that this is a big accomplishment and that he’s played a major role in it, I’ll? quote Ashish Jain’s? Identity TIcker? blog:? Thanks to the efforts of our labs team, we finally have the ‘Apache Authentication Module for CardSpace‘ available for download . [...]

  7. Chris Hills says:

    This is great work, but unfortunately I was not able to get it compiled on Centos (a RHEL derivative). Has anyone had success with it?

  8. James says:

    The site mentions that the Apache Cardspace module is open source yet I cannot find the source code? Please advise to download location of C code.

    Thanks

  9. Ashish Jain says:

    James,
    It’s mentioned in the post. Anyway, here is the location again
    http://www.sourceid.org/download
    Thanks,
    - Ashish.

  10. Hernan Matute says:

    I have downloaded the Apache authentication module for CardSpace. Having problems with the sample httpd.conf and the documentation outlining the changes to the Apache configuration file. I run FC5, Apache 2.2.2. Should I upgrade to Apache 2.2.3? Thanks

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