Suddenly, it seems like you can do that now. I checked it out when Passport first came out and at that time you had to pay a lot to use the service. Now it seems to be free! I wonder whether you can integrate it directly into IISv6 - could be nice for customer access to our site and I could also see it used in combination with hosted Sharepoint (that I'm running for a small club - no more messing with passwords and email).
Benefits of Web Authentication
The benefits of incorporating Windows Live ID into your Web site include:
- The ability to use Windows Live gadgets and controls to incorporate authenticated Windows Live services and data into your site.
- An HTTP-based, platform-neutral interface for implementing Windows Live ID authentication in your existing site, even if it is hosted by a third-party.
- Freedom from the technical details of authentication! The Windows Live ID authentication service handles this for you.
- A huge user base: any of the millions of users who have a Windows Live ID can become a user of your site.