OData and Authentication – Part 8 – OAuth WRAP

OAuth WRAP is a claims based authentication protocol supported by the AppFabric Access Control (ACS) which is part of Windows Azure. But most importantly it is REST (and thus OData) friendly too. The idea is that you authenticate against an ACS server and acquire a Simple Web Token or SWT – which contains signed claims… Read more

OData and Authentication – Part 3 – ClientSide Hooks

So far in this series we’ve looked at Windows Authentication. For both Windows and Basic Authentication, Data Services does the authentication handshake and subsequent sending of authentication headers – all without you directly setting a http header. It can do this because there is a higher level abstraction – the Credentials property – that hides… Read more