Create claims aware Wcf Service using WIF on Framework 4.0

I was looking for a step by step document to create a claims aware WCF application with WIF. The closest document for a step by step is the document below: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/adfs2-identity-delegation-step-by-step-guide(d=printer,v=ws.10).aspx. However, it targets advanced users who are willing to implement delegation. Therefore, I have decided to create this one which targets beginners and intermediates…


WIF 1.0 - ID1073 A CryptographicException occurred when attempting to decrypt the cookie using the ProtectedData API

If you have developed a .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 claims aware web application using Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0, you may run into the following exception when attempting to navigate to the web site, especially if you’ve hosted the website behind a load balancer:   System.InvalidOperationException: ID1073: A CryptographicException occurred when attempting to decrypt…

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How to install the WIF 1.0 runtime on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0 is a separate package that you can download from the Microsoft download site. It taps into the ASP.NET and WCF messaging pipelines using the extensibility models for both technologies. As Vittorio mentioned in his blog post, WIF and its classes have been fully integrated into the .NET 4.5 Framework, which…

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WIF: Tips on Adding a Service Reference to a Claims Aware WCF Service

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) allows you to federate your web applications and WCF services to use claims based authentication. When you add a service reference to a claims aware WCF service that federates against ADFS 2.0, your client configuration file will include many configuration elements for making WCF calls to both the ADFS server as…

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