Where’s U-Prove?

October 9, 2009 at 8:28 AMHenrik Nilsson

One and a half years ago Microsoft bought the U-Prove technology from Credentica for integrating in Geneva and Windows Communication Foundation according to the press release on the Credentica home page but it’s been very quiet about what’s happening.

The last we ever heard was in the end of August when Kim Cameron replied to Felix Gaehtgens at Kuppinger Colein this blog post: Microsoft: minimum disclosure about minimum disclosure?:

…The complexity must be tamed for the technology to succeed. There is more to this than brilliant formulas or crypto routines. We need to understand not only how minimal disclosure technology can be used - but how it can be made usable…
…So we’ve been working hard on figuring this stuff out. In fact, a lot of progress has been made, and I’ll write about that in my next few posts. I’ll also reach out to anyone who wants to become more closely involved.

…Then nothing…

For those of you that haven’t heard about U-Prove should definitely check it out, it’s going to be revolutionizing!

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Can you expand on why you think it's going to be so revolutionary? It's current tie to Information Card will, IMO, limit its impact because that nascent technology hasn't taken off (yet).  Also, the anonymizing characteristics of U-Prove are already available in SAML which is widely in use today.  U-Prove is really great, but I don't think it will have a revolutionary impact for these reasons.  What am I missing?


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