Save an Information Card

Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0, Windows 7, Windows Vista

You install Information Cards in CardSpace 2.0 by saving them when you are prompted to save them.

Saving Information Cards

Downloading an Information Card (.crd) file from a link on a card-issuing website adds an Information Card to your card collection and installs that card on your computer for later use. To save an Information Card in CardSpace 2.0, you must have access to a website that issues Information Cards.

To save an Information Card, complete the following procedure.

To save an Information Card when you are prompted by a website

  1. Browse to a website that issues Information Cards.

  2. On the page on the website that issues Information Cards, click the link to download the card that you want to install on your computer.

    When you click the link, CardSpace 2.0 opens and prompts you to save the card.


    If the Information Card that you are trying to install is newer than a previously installed card from the same issuer, the newer card overwrites the older card.