SAML 2.0 tokens and WIF – bridging the divide

Background We all know the following limitations about Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and passive (browser) federation protocols, right? WIF does not support SAML2.0 protocol (SAML2P) There is a WIF extension out there to support SAML2P but it is a technology preview WIF does support SAML2.0 (SAML2) tokens WS-Federation conveys SAML1.1 tokens Therefore, unless you use…

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Write a custom security token and handler in Windows Identity Foundation

In this article I will demonstrate how to write a token handler for a custom token in Windows Identity Foundation (WIF). The likely circumstances for requiring a new token type are: The token type is pre-existing and needs to be federated The new token type is an extension to a token type already supported by…

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Windows Identity Foundation 101’s

Hi I am in the process of creating a series of 101’s for Windows Identity Foundation and ADFS 2. Keep an eye out for them. Here are the first two: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mcsuksoldev/archive/2010/07/07/windows-identity-foundation-101-s-ws-federation-passive-requestor-profile-part-1-of-2.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mcsuksoldev/archive/2010/07/07/windows-identity-foundation-101-s-ws-federation-passive-requestor-profile-part-2-of-2.aspx Later. Brad