Geneva Server, CardSpace Geneva and PHP Interoperability with Information Cards

This week on “The Id Element” I had the opportunity to interview both the President and CIO, Bryan Otis and Scott Otis, respectively, from Intand along with Vijay Rajagopalan, Principle Architect, Microsoft Interoperability Strategy. Intand offers a calendaring application for scheduling/managing a school’s facilities, events, teams, etc. Prior to this prototype project to enable information…

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AzMan in Windows Vista? You bet! And “Longhorn” too!

The fourth screencast in the AzMan series by Keith Brown is now available on Channel9. It is titled, “AzMan on Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” and Windows Vista.” Yes, developers can continue to take advantage of a new featured AzMan on these next generation client and server platforms. The AzMan product group did a significant…

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Windows Authorization Manager (AzMan): The Best Kept Secret…

I don’t know how many times I’ve had someone say to me that has “discovered” AzMan that they feel it is one of the best kept secrets in Windows. However, since keeping it a secret has never been in the mind of the product team, it’s time to extend its press. Authorization Manager is a…

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Creating Virtual Machines for Microsoft Code Name “Geneva” – Part 2

I trust you’ve had fun exercising the Geneva Framework Samples. Now let’s take the steps to build out a Geneva Server. Again, as mentioned in my previous post, if your intent is to build out the full working end-to-end scenario then follow the explicit guidance in the Geneva Step-by-Step Guide in the Downloads section of…

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Creating Virtual Machines for Microsoft Code Name “Geneva” – Part 1

Sometimes one doesn’t know exactly what to do to get themselves setup with a new technology where they can isolate their testing. There have been some questions around how to do this with the Geneva technologies so thought I would pull some quick guidance together here. This is not meant to replace any other guidance,…

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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD)

I am so pleased to announce a new white paper on MSDN by Ethan Wilansky that provides an introduction to the .NET 2.0 System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD) namespace. With the advent SDS.AD and System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P) in .NET 2.0, directory services programming for the managed code programmer has come of age. These rich programming APIs bring to the…

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Setting up Geneva Server for Issuing Managed Information Cards

I started this blog on the plane returning from The Experts Conference (TEC) 2009 in Las Vegas this past week where I had the opportunity to deliver a session about using AD FS, MOSS 2007 and AD RMS together – now there’s some moving parts!! But it’s really cool to have it all working across…

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The next generation: Microsoft “Geneva” Platform Components Beta Unveiled at PDC08

It was soooo sweet to see the Microsoft code name “Geneva” Beta release unveiled at the PDC. For those that know and love the tremendous flexibility and reach that the AD FS claims-based application design approach provided, you’ll love where “Geneva” can now take you – not only in the passive case, but now with…

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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for ASP.NET 2.0 Developers

This post is to inform you of a couple new screencasts on Channel9 hosted by Keith Brown. In these, Keith drills into the role AD FS can play in helping you architect/develop claims-based Web applications which offer their Internet users not only a Web SSO experience, but supports user access by federation partners as well. Both…

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Geneva Server Interoperability with Sun OpenSSO and Novell Access Manager Whitepapers

Two new whitepapers are available regarding the interoperability of Geneva Server beta 2 with Sun’s OpenSSO Enterprise and Novell’s Access Manager. These papers discuss the need for standards-based solutions to provide identity federation across heterogeneous technology environments. One specific challenge these technologies help solve is today’s need for cross-organization collaboration and/or allowing partners to access…

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