This extension to the Shibboleth 2.0 IdP adds support for Information Cards. The IdP will issue managed cards and respond to queries from an Identity Selector.
"Information Cards" (InfoCards for short) is an important new technology for user signon to web-based applications, and potentially other kinds of applications. It goes beyond today's unmodified browser-based signon schemes (such as the SAML Web browser signon profile) by specifying a smart client and its interaction with Identity Providers and Service Providers. Its methods can improve both security and usability in several ways.
Microsoft provided financial support for the Shibboleth Project's initial InfoCard work. The Project thanks Microsoft for this support.