Beyond Windows CardSpace

For several years Microsoft has advocated the claims based identity model for more secure access and use of online applications and services. With enhancements to our existing platform, such as Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 and Windows Identity Foundation, we’ve made progress in that initiative.  Claims-based identity is used widely inside Microsoft and is now…


Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS whitepaper now available

We have published a whitepaper on how to enable Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS.   Here is the abstract: This paper contains step-by-step instructions for using Windows® Identity Foundation, Windows Azure, and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 for achieving SSO across web applications that are deployed both on premises…


Using the Windows Identity Foundation SDK with Visual Studio 2010 RC

There are some known issues with using the WIF SDK on VS 2010 RC that do not exist with VS 2008. When VS 2010 is released, we expect to refresh the SDK to resolve these problems, but in the meantime, we have some simple guidance for using the SDK with VS 2010. Request Validation The…


Announcing WIF support for Windows Server 2003 !!

We are glad to announce that Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) RTW for Windows Server 2003 is available NOW! This release supports both Windows Server 2003 SP2 and Windows Server 2003 R2 platforms and following seven languages: English (en-us), German (de-DE), Spanish (es-ES), French (fr-FR), Italian (it-IT), Dutch (nl-NL), and Japanese (ja-JP). You can download the…


WIF Support for Windows Server 2003

Windows Identity Foundation support for Windows Server 2003 SP2 is coming in December 2009. This package will be in English (en-US) and six other languages: German (de-DE), Spanish (es-ES), French (fr-FR), Italian (it-IT), Dutch (nl-NL), and Japanese (ja-JP). Stay tuned for further updates!   You can download the WIF packages for these operating systems here:…


Using WIF on a WCF Client

For developers familiar with WCF, a WCF client is already federation aware. By configuring a WCF client with a WSFederationHttpBinding or similar custom binding, it is possible to enable federated authentication to a service. WCF takes care of obtaining the issued token behind the scenes, and uses this token to authenticate to the service. The…


Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) RTM announced !!

We are very glad to announce that Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has shipped! The official announcement of WIF RTM is made by Bob Muglia yesterday in his Keynote speech at PDC’09 Conference in Los Angeles. We are very excited to make this announcement at PDC’09 aligning with many other key product announcements made in PDC’09….


Announcing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Release Candidate

We are happy to announce that Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Identity Foundation (previously known as Geneva Framework) is available NOW!   It comes with lots of great new features and with comprehensive set of samples in the WIF SDK.   This release contains major updates and new features such as: ·         Refactored WSTrustClient as…


Official Name for "Geneva"

This Monday, Microsoft made several announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.  Among these announcements were the official names for the Geneva products currently in Beta.   The three components of Microsoft “Geneva” have the following names: ·         Active Directory Federation Services  –  formerly known as “Geneva” Server. Active Directory Federation Services (AD…