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….


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…


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…

WIF Workshops, June 2010 update for Identity Training Kit, and a Patterns & Practices Guide on “Claims-based Identity”

Vittorio in DPE (Developer Platform and Evangelism) team has been touring the world evangelizing claims based identity model and WIF. As a result, there is an excellent set of resources for you to learn WIF! Check out the 10-part WIF Workshop recordings that cover the topics such as basics of claims-based identity and WIF, the…