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Single Password Opens Many Sites With ID System
There are two significant identity management plans today. Microsoft Corp. operates Passport, a centrally managed system that identifies visitors to the company's on-line properties as well as the eBay auction site, coffee chain Starbucks and more than 100 other Web sites.
The other option is the Liberty Alliance, a consortium of technology vendors, financial services companies, merchants and others. Michael Barrett, president of Liberty Alliance's management board, says his group is not competing with Microsoft.
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