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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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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Staging Windows Azure Cloud Applications and Service Integrated With ACS

This post outlines my thinking on possible ways to stage application and services that are integrated with ACS. It’s a common practice to have at least three environments – development, test, production – when developing applications and services. Application that use ACS should not be an exception. The key question here is how to move…

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Cloud Identity Stories for Developers–Application Architecture Scenarios

I have packaged Cloud Identity Scenarios and Solutions for Developers into PDF document. I hope it will be easier to consume and share for you. It only includes Application Architecture scenarios. The link though provides more scenarios and solutions. Each scenario is organized as follows: Scenario, including visual Solution approach, including visual Analysis List of…

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Windows Azure ACS Resources For Under Fire Scenarios

This is a quick list of resources for the under fire scenarios for Windows Azure ACS (Windows Azure is here, SQL Azure here, and Service Bus here). Under fire scenarios in my speak is when something needs to be done quickly. Example, fix error, write working code, get up to speed with the folksonomy. How-To’s…

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How To: Obtain SWT Security Token From Windows Azure AppFabric ACS In WPF Application Using WebBrowser Control

This post assumes you have completed steps outlined in Displaying List Of Identity Providers (IdP’s) For Windows Azure AppFabric ACS Namespace In WPF Application In this post I will show how to obtain SWT token from Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) in WPF application using WebBrowser control when federating with Internet Identity Providers…

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How To: Display List Of Identity Providers (IdP’s) For Windows Azure AppFabric ACS Namespace In WPF Application

This is a quick walkthrough of the code required to obtain the list of Identity Providers (IdP’s) configured for specific ACS namespace. The code in this post is vastly simplified and based on what’s demonstrated in the Code Sample: Windows Phone 7 Application. To obtain the list of IdP’s for any ACS namespace authentication is…

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