Notification from Microsoft Live@edu Team

Coordinator
Sep 26, 2011 at 1:21 AM

The URL used to validate a Windows Live ID is changing, so any single-sign on solutions that are built using the Microsoft Live@edu SSO Toolkit must be modified to change the URL value, or users will not be able to log in through single-sign on. Depending on your implementation, this is a simple change to one line in a configuration file or in the code, and does not require new certificates. The new URL is available now, so changes can be made anytime between now and October 1st.

What is changing?

The only change is to the URL used to validate a Windows Live ID.

Old

https://ppsacredential.service.passport.net/pksecure/PPSACredentialPK.srf

New

https://api.login.live.com/pksecure/PPSACredentialPK.srf

Timeframe:

The new URL can be used now, and must be changed by October 1.

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Important: The old Windows Live ID URL will be retired on October 1, so changes must be implemented by then or users will no longer be able to log in.

A new version of the Live@edu SSO Toolkit with updated sample code for the GetSLT method and updated documentation can be downloaded from Microsoft Connect.

Action Required:

If you have a single sign-on solution built with the Live@edu SSO Toolkit, check with your Microsoft Partner to make sure they have updated your solution.

If you developed your own solution, update the Windows Live ID server URL. In the SSO Toolkit sample code, this URL is set in the CredentialWebServiceUrl parameter in the GetSLT method.

If you have any questions, please login to the Service Management Portal to find the available options for contacting Live@edu Support.

Thank you,

Live@edu Team