Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Caradigm

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein. I am moving on. I am leaving Microsoft and joining Caradigm, a Microsoft/GE joint venture, as security engineer. I won’t be updating this blog going forward. I will keep blogging on my personal blog at www.PracticeThis.com. I was…

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Graph API Code Sample: Authenticate and Read an Object From Windows Azure Active Directory (AD)

This code sample is a very basic console application written using Visual Studio 2010: Download the code sample: Authenticate and Read and Object From Windows Azure AD It demonstrates the following key features: How to request JWT token from Windows Azure AD Access Control using symmetric key. How to authenticate with the JWT token to…

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Windows Azure AD Graph API Guidance Is Available on MSDN

Hot off the press, Windows Azure AD Graph API Guidance available now on MSDN here. Here are key sections of the guidance: Windows Azure Active Directory Graph Overview Getting Started With Windows Azure Active Directory Graph Windows Azure AD Graph Features Windows Azure AD Graph Scenarios and Solutions Troubleshooting Windows Azure AD Graph Windows Azure…

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Windows Azure Active Directory (AD) Graph API and Hybrid Cloud Identity

Windows Azure Active Directory (AD) Graph API is a feature that allows programmability against MS cloud directory, Windows Azure AD. Windows Azure AD powers Office 365 and Windows Intune. Scott Guthrie mentioned Graph API in his keynote (01:03:10). There is also drill down session during Teched by Ed Wu: Session Code: SIA322 Directory Graph API:…

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Windows Azure Security Guidance – Focus on Identity and Access

Hot off the press: Windows Azure Security Guidance topic. We decided first to tackle things that are significantly different from security perspective in Windows Azure comparing to what we know in on-premises world. And that turned out to be scenarios related to identity – authentication and authorization. These are key scenarios, including graphics, that are…

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ASP.NET Web App To REST WCF Service Delegation Using Shared SWT Token

Just published the article for the following scenario: ASP.NET Web App To REST WCF Service Delegation Using Shared SWT Token Scenario: In this scenario you are developing distributed application that includes front end ASP.NET web app and the backend REST WCF service. You are interested to use public identity providers, such as Live ID, Google,…

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REST WCF: Authentication With SWT Token Issued By Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS)

This is second part following the first part, ASP.NET: Authentication With SWT Token Using Windows Azure ACS and WIF Custom Token Handler, of the overall scenario that should answer the following question: How I can flow security context of end user through tiers between ASP.NET web app and the downstream REST WCF service? Just published…

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ASP.NET: Authentication With SWT Token Using Windows Azure ACS and WIF Custom Token Handler

This is first part of the overall scenario that should answer the following question: How I can flow security context of end user through tiers between ASP.NET web app and the downstream REST WCF service? Uploaded sample code to MSDN Code Gallery that shows how to use SWT token issued by Windows Azure Access Control…

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ASP.NET To WCF (SOAP) Delegation Of Security Token Using Live ID

Just added another scenario to the Cloud Identity Scenarios and Solutions for Developers including solution approach, code sample, walkthrough . Courtesy of Todd Foust who created it all from scratch. The scenario is distributed application with ASP.NET web app calling to the back end WCF (SOAP) web service. Users are authenticated using Windows Live ID….

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PracticeThis.com Blog Is Available On Amazon Kindle

Practice This, my personal blog, is now available on Amazon Kindle through monthly subscription.     If you are happy owner of Amazon Kindle reader you can now read www.PracticeThis.com blog on it.     It’s a digital information age and it’s a thrill to experiment with what’s possible especially when the entry bar is so low….

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