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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Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS): REST Web Services And OAuth 2.0 Delegation

Scenario Following are characteristics of the scenario: RESTful web service requires SWT token. Credentials validated by the same authority that exposes the RESTful web service. RESTful web service is accessed by intermediary and not by the end user. Credentials must not be shared with intermediary.   Solution Use ACS as an OAuth authorization server. Use…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS): WCF SWT/REST OAuth Scenario

Scenario Following are characteristics of the scenario: WCF service that exposes its functionality via REST and requires an issued SWT token based on any type of credentials – username/password pair, symmetric key, or client certificate. Solution To solve this scenario, use ACS with the following configuration: In the app, use either custom Token Handler with…

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Integrating RESTful WCF Services With Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) – Scenario and Solution

Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) v2 allows externalizing authentication from RESTful WCF services. This post answers the following question: How can I externalize authentication for my RESTful WCF Service? Scenario Solution Solution Summary Architecture Explained Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) v 2.0 High Level Architecture – REST Web Service Application Scenario SSO,…

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RESTful WCF Architecture – Hosting RESTful WCF Services in IIS

Inspired by the book RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5. Hosting in IIS [managed hosting] offers the following advantages: Process setup and shutdown. Process pooling and recycling. Application restart [recycle] when configuration changed. Enhanced security model. Management tools. Caching management. Proven hosting platform written, debugged by A-team @MS. Officially supported…

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Walkthrough: Build, Host, and Test Simple RESTful WCF Service

This post summarizes the steps needed to create basic self hosted RESTful WCF service based on the book RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5. Summary of steps Following are the summary of steps needed to be taken to create and test self hosted RESTful WCF services. Step1 – Create a…

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Notes on RESTful Architecture – II. Read Only RESTful Services

From the book RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5. RESTful binding, behavior, hosting, and contracts WebHttpBinding – uses http transport and text encoder. WebBehavior – end point behavior to dispatch messages based on URIs and HTTP verbs. WebSericeHost – provides RSTful services hosting configuration [WebServuceHostFactory for IIS/WAS]. WebOperationContext – contains…

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Notes On RESTful Architecture – I

This post is a summary of notes I am taking while reading a book RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5. Resources and URI’s RESTful services model the interaction with user agents based on resource. The first thing to do is to determine which resources you’re going to expose. A resource…

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