Identity and Access Strategies for SharePoint (MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0) Products and Technologies

I want to thank Ethan Wilansky and Tomek Stojecki for their excellent and hard work to pull together this two part whitepaper on Identity and Access Strategies for SharePoint Products and Technologies. Part 1 discusses the Membership and Provider Architecture and Part 2 digs into Membership and Role Provider Assignment. These constitute a comprehensive look…

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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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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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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (SDS.AM)

To fill out the trio of my System.DirectoryServices resource postings, I wanted to point you to an excellent MSDN Magazine article, “Look it Up: Managing Directory Security Principals in the .NET Framework 3.5,” to learn about the System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement namespace which is available in the .NET Framework 3.5. To whet your appetite, the authors, Joe Kaplan and…

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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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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P)

In line with Ethan Wilansky’s previous white paper on System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD), I am pleased to announce his second white paper available on MSDN that highlights the .NET 2.0 System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P) namespace. Also, as mentioned in my previous SDS.AD blog post, with the advent of SDS.AD and SDS.P in .NET 2.0, directory services programming for the…

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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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.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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Using ADAM with ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider for Forms Authentication

I’m going to take a bit of a detour from discussion of the specific content of Keith Brown’s paper and look at how to set up authentication using Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) with the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider. Much has been written about using the SQL and AD membership providers and some regarding the use of ADAM…

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A Developer’s Resource for Identity and Access (IdA) Understanding

If you were to read the following line of code in a program, what meaning might you derive from it? grokIdA = Developer.GetIdAUnderstanding(information) So what do I mean by grokIdA? If Grok is an unfamiliar word to you, it means to understand in a deep way. Since understanding is essentially a function of adequate and…

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