[standards-jig] Digital ID support in Vista

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Tue Apr 9 18:38:46 UTC 2002

While I like having security in clients I have a few questions.  Why
didn't you use the existing method?  Why didn't you wait until we've
formalized on something new and accepted?  Basically now we'll have
another standard around for a while that some clients might want to
support.  It's not the end of the world, but it is a bit annoying to
some people.


On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 00:42, Ashvil wrote:
> The latest beta of Vista 1.4 now supports Digital IDs (from Verisign, etc.). It shows signed presence and signs/encrypts messages.
> We implemented this using the Digital ID support that MS has. From the protocol side, we used the x elements in Presence and Message tags similar to what PGP encryption does today.  I expect the protocol to be tweaked in the next few days and we will document and publish it then. 
> As it was discussed here, a few weeks back there are lot of unanswered questions. And I don't claim to know the answers. What I expect is that Vista will give us the feedback in this area and I will pass it on to this group. 
> Regards,
> Ashvil

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