.NET Passport Coming to MCP Secure Site

Later this month, Microsoft will begin implementing .NET Passport login for its MCP Secured and MCT Secured sites.

Sometime this month, Microsoft will begin implementing .NET Passport login for its MCP and MCT secured sites, replacing the current authentication procedure which requires an MCP number and Online ID.

Passport may be familiar to those who use Microsoft's free e-mail service, HotMail, where Passport has been deployed for about a year. According to a news item on the MCP Web site, Microsoft decided to implement the new login procedure to simplify login and navigation among any site that uses Passport. Besides Hotmail, Passport is also used for authentication on the company's MSN and MSN Messenger.

Microsoft says it will release more details and sign-up instructions to subscribers of the MCP Newsflash newsletter and on the publicly accessible portion of the MCP site at

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Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.

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Reader Comments:

Sun, Apr 20, 2003 khashayar Tehran


Mon, Feb 3, 2003 Dani Bangalore

Yea, that's great ....

Mon, Dec 23, 2002 Haydar Al-Ruba3ee

I say
I am sure it will be great

Sun, Sep 1, 2002 Bob CHN

Very easy!!

Sat, Aug 31, 2002 basharsabbagh dubai

you need win2000/xp

Fri, Aug 30, 2002 Tim UK

It might be a great idea and certainly reduces the number of passwords to remember, however so far I have had no luck in logging in to this particular site though no problems with other passport sites!

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

it seems to me the login procedure is not secure.

note that (at least on my system) the redirects you to a NON-SLL plain old http login page.

this indicates to me I would be sending my passport id and password in the clear.

would someone else please try this and verify or refute my experience? Or explain how a non-ssl login site is secure.

(I tried to report this to the support group but I only got boilerplate back).

to add insult to injury, the default privacy configuration of IE 6.0 blocks 3 components of the login site because they have no privacy policy.

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

The page cannot be displayed
There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.


Please try the following:

Open the home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

HTTP Error 500-13 - Server too busy
Internet Information Services


Technical Information (for support personnel)

The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity.

More information:
Microsoft Support

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 Jeff D USA

Only problem is the site is always down now from being overloaded with people trying to "migrate" their user id to .NET passport. Such WONDERFUL MS technology !!

Thu, Aug 22, 2002 rehan Kenya

i dont think so........ it is not a good idea.... people still crack in msn mesenger that means they will try to get in to the mcp secure site ... bad

Wed, Aug 21, 2002 Muhammad Zubair Pakistan

This dicision is taken late....but excellent

Tue, Aug 20, 2002 Keller Germany

Great stuff!!! But what´s the Online ID???

Mon, Aug 19, 2002 Mike UK

As my certification details include my real details their is no way I am going to have this linked to spam mania (eg Hotmail and MSN) Thank goodness I have finished my certs and don't to the MCP secure site anymore

Fri, Aug 16, 2002 Qusai Ali Bahrain

I think it will be great.

Mon, Aug 12, 2002 Masud Oslo

Its Super

Sun, Aug 11, 2002 Ashraf Egypt

I hope that will be easy, I dought.

Sun, Aug 4, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

No Thanks:-((

Sat, Aug 3, 2002 Amos Lai Penang, Malaysia

Good. As long as it is workable.

Fri, Aug 2, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Just say no!

Fri, Aug 2, 2002 jamsignal Anonymous

Big Brother passport! Oh brother.

Fri, Aug 2, 2002 M.Shams-ul-haq Pakistan

This is very nice. I hope this will enhance the profficiency of the System Engineer.

Fri, Aug 2, 2002 Joshua Southern USA

:) it's about time!

Fri, Aug 2, 2002 Mohamed Momtaz Egypt,Cairo

Wonderfull that ,this is so easy.:))

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