Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions by Wrox!

Steve Fox was the driver behind this and it was a great opportunity to team up with him and my other colleagues Paul Stubbs and Girish Raja to write this book. Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions is primarily for IT Pros, SharePoint Developers and enthusiasts who want to better understand how to leverage the cloud…

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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…


Making the shift from ADFS v1 to Geneva Server

After having worked with ADFS v1 for a number of years now, and with all that has been forthcoming around the Geneva Server betas, Vittorio proposed that he interview me about the deltas between ADFS v1 and Geneva Server. So in this episode of The Id Element I find myself, somewhat reluctantly, in front of…


Novell Access Manager 3.1 interops with ADFS

In March of 2007 I had the opportunity to work with a Novell team to put together an interop demo between Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and the early bits of Access Manager 3.1 for Microsoft’s booth at Novell’s BrainShare Conference. At that time we demonstrated users from Active Directory and eDirectory accessing/collaborating on a…


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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ADFS and Shibboleth Step-by-Step Guide Available

For some time now I’ve been asked if there is an Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Shibboleth step-by-step guide showing how to configure interoperability between the two federation products and I haven’t been able to point to one. But now there is one! The “ADFS Step-by-Step Guide – Federation with Shibboleth Federation Services” is…


Microsoft Code Name “Zermatt” developer framework beta

For those that have been writing claims-aware web applications for AD FS, you have a leg up on the value the claims-based model brings to application development. You’ve already taken the step to architect your applications for cross-organization, cross-security boundary, cross-platform access. Now, with Microsoft’s recent release of the “Zermatt” beta, this claims-based model is…

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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…


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…