eBay drops Microsoft NET passport

December 31, 2004

Categories: Microsoft

In a move that sees Microsoft’s proprietary Microsoft NET passport left for use only on its own sites, and those of close partners, online retail giant ebay has disallowed access via the service.

Announcing that it would no longer be allowing users to sign in with a Microsoft Passport, users of eBay will only be able to use their eBay login.

According to eBay, support for Microsoft passport will be dropped in late January.

The move effectively announces the failure of Microsoft to fulfill it’s vision of using the Microsoft NET Passport a central feature of personal and financial information on the internet.

Aside from privacy concerns and technical glitches, the revelations last year that the data acquired was not even securely stored has helped move companies away from utilising the service.

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