How to Get a .Net Passport

By Emilio Alvarez

A .NET Passport account is an online service developed by Microsoft, which allows users the ability to authenticate their account ID a single time, and have access to multiple services in different .Net Passport-enabled websites. Obtaining a .Net Passport account can be easily accomplished through a Windows built-in wizard, which walks you through the process. This setup allows users with non-hotmail accounts to successfully establish an account. The setup procedure may vary slightly if the computer used to set up the account is a stand-alone or a client on a domain. In both cases the steps are quick and straightforward.

Step 1

Log into your computer as an administrator.

Step 2

Click the Windows "Start" menu > "Control Panel" and choose "User Accounts." The "User Accounts" window opens up.

Step 3

Click the user account for which you wish to get a .Net Passport. A new screen displays, asking "What do you want to change about your account?"

Step 4

Click the "Set up my account to use a .NET Passport" link. The ".Net Passport Wizard" opens up.

For computers on a domain, select the "Advanced" tab from the "User Accounts" window and click the ".NET Passport Wizard" link.

Step 5

Click "Next" to begin setting up your .Net Passport account.

Step 6

Choose one of the available options "Use my existing email address" or "Sign me up for a free MSN Hotmail email address," then click "Next."

Continue entering your personal information as the wizard prompts you to, until the wizard has been completed. You now have a .Net Passport account.