Microsoft U-Prove is designed as a catalyst of safer enterprise environments by keeping information disclosure associated with online transactions down to a minimum. The Redmond company hopes that the evolution of identity solutions for corporations will ultimately reverberate across the Internet, providing enhanced privacy and security for all users. “U-Prove is an innovative cryptographic technology that enables issuance and presentation of cryptographically protected claims in a manner that provides multi-party security: issuing organizations, users, and relying parties can protect themselves not just against outsider attacks but also against attacks originating from each other. At the same time, U-Prove technology enables any desired degree of privacy (including authenticated anonymity and pseudonymity) without contravening multi-party security. These user-centric aspects make the U-Prove technology ideally suited to create digital equivalent of paper-based credentials and the plastic cards in one's wallet,” the project’s description on Connect read.
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