Protecting and consuming REST based resources with ACS, WIF, and the OAuth 2.0 protocol

  ACS (Azure Access Control Service) recently added support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol. If you haven’t heard of it, OAuth is an open protocol that is being developed by members of the identity community to solve the problem of allowing 3rd party applications to access their data without providing their passwords. In order to…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Ping Identity PingFederate to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide in docx, doc, or PDF formats and also as a web page.  This is the fourth in a series of these guides; the guides are also…

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Access Control for Windows Phone 7 Apps

With the U.S. release of Windows Phone 7 around the corner, I’m excited to share a sample that shows some of our early thinking around how ACS in LABS can be used to enable sign in to web services… from the phone apps. This makes it simple to write REST services, for Windows Phone 7 Silverlight…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Shibboleth 2 and the InCommon Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Shibboleth to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  There is also an appendix on federating with the InCommon Federation.  You can view the guide in docx format and as a web page.  This is the third in a series of these…

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“Programming Windows Identity Foundation” is available!

My name is Peter Kron and I’m a Principal Software Developer on the Windows Identity Foundation team. Over the last year it has been my pleasure to work with Vittorio Bertocci as the technical reviewer for his latest book, Programming Windows Identity Foundation. Many of you will recognize Vittorio from his engaging sessions at PDC,…

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Demonstrating federation interop with CA, IBM, and Sun products

Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices group recently wrote about three labs demonstrating federation interoperability between WIF and AD FS 2.0 and three other vendor products – specifically, CA SiteMinder 12.0, IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 6.2, and Sun OpenSSO 8.0.   First, the team took the samples from the Claims Identity Guide and deployed them in…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Oracle Identity Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Oracle Identity Federation to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the second in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with CA Federation Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the first in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…

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The Federated Identity Forum

In order to consolidate our support for our Federated Identity platforms, we are removing the ‘Email the Blog Author’ functionality of this blog and reccomending that anyone with questions related to the AD FS, WIF, or CardSpace head over to our forum, located here. This forum is actively monitored by members of the product group,…

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