Today Internet2 announced that it is adding Information Card support to Shibboleth. This will enable the millions of members of the academic and research communities with identities provided by Shibboleth software to use those identities under user control through Information Cards at sites where they are accepted. Microsoft is a sponsor of this work, just as it sponsored the earlier Internet2 work to add WS-Federation support to Shibboleth.

I had the pleasure of test driving an early version of this software running at the University of Washington during IIW last week during the user-centric interop session there on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of RL “Bob” Morgan. Very cool!