Announcing the WIF Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol Community Technology Preview!

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the first CTP release of the WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) Extension for the SAML 2.0 Protocol ! We heard your feedback about the necessity to have support for the SAML 2.0 protocol in WIF. Today, we announce an extension to WIF that delivers on that feedback….


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…


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…


Customizing the AD FS 2.0 Sign-in Web Pages

What do the following three questions in the AD FS 2.0 forums have in common? ·         Reducing default steps in Sign-In process and changing default look & feel in Sign-In process in Geneva server ·         How to authenticate a non-Active Directory user in “Geneva” Server ·         Posting a WSTrustClient token to Geneva Server They’re three…


Identity Samples available on Code Gallery

    Our friends in the DPE team recently published on Code Gallery three Windows identity Foundationsamples:   ·         FabrikamShipping. This is a fairly complete example of how to use the Windows identity Foundation for addressing common tasks in the development of web solutions: accepting identities from an external identity provider, driving the UI using…


CardSpace Geneva Beta 2 Samples Package

With the release of Beta 2 comes a set of samples specifically targeted towards CardSpace developers.  Whether you are a web developer or a C++ programmer, you are sure to learn something new in our CardSpace Geneva Beta 2 Samples. The samples pack covers three broad areas: ·         A series of incremental web page samples…