Custom Authentication with AzMan – (A note on SID datatype)

There are  multiple ways to implement custom authentication with AzMan but if you are using an approach with custom SIDs (security identifiers), you should be aware of the data type for a SID. Each sub authority is of type ULONG (32 bit) numeric which means numbers less than 4294967295 and no hex characters. So the format recommended for…


Source Code for the Authorization Manager (AzMan) ASP.NET Role Provider Released

Check out the Source Code for the Authorization Manager (AzMan) ASP.NET  Role Provider Under Deep Dive…   Differences Between the Published Source Code and the .NET Framework’s AuthorizationStoreRoleProvider The source code for the AuthorizationStoreRoleProvider is being released unchanged. This means you will not be able to compile it in its current…


How to use ADAM Principals in Authorization Manager (AzMan) for Fine Grain Authorization

Check out this really cool post from the AzMan Team blog!  The ADAM and AzMan teams got together to show how to use ADAM principals with AzMan.  Sudheer, Authorization Manager Team, provides a description and csharp / C# code from that effort. Note: you need to be using Windows 2003 SP 1, the updated Win2k3 Admin…


Random Thoughts on Optimization and Choices with Authorization Manager – Windows 2003 SP 1

The following is my opinion… and my opinion may change based on the context that the individual items are placed.  With that said… I hope you find them useful.   Store Selection: prefer AD to leverage existing investment in availability and performance then ADAM (functional mode, political, organization policies, etc)   Authentication: prefer AD to take advantage of…


ASP.NET 2.0 Membership Provider with Active Directory Application Mode

Ramblings by David Crawford [MSFT]   Here is a quick set of steps to get working fast with ASP.NET 2.0 ADAM Authentication from Windows 2003 SP 1: Install and Configure ADAM Set security to allow access by your applications process owner or an ADAM user in appropriate ADAM role  e.g. Administrators, Readers Drop in web.config…


Regulatory Compliance Demystified: An Introduction to Compliance for Developers

On a regular trip by Michael Howard’s blog I saw the following – he highlighted a new white paper on Compliance for developers which is definately worth a read. His blog is located here:  Regulatory Compliance Demystified: An Introduction to Compliance for Developers  


Welcome the AzMan Team Blog!

The Authorization Manager Official Team Blog is now online check it out at: