Claims Identity Guide–Hands On Labs

Training content based on our guides has been as popular as the content itself. You can now download the “Release Candidate” for labs corresponding to the new guide. The labs are more than just a mirror of the guide. We took the opportunity of adding a few things that complement and extend what is explained…

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Intuit Data Services + Windows Azure + Identity

This week, we completed a small PoC for brabant court, a customer that is building a Windows Azure application that integrates with Intuit’s Data Services (IDS). A couple words on mabbled from brabant court. Mabbled is a Windows Azure app (ASP.NET MVC 3, EF Code First, SQL Azure, AppFabric ACS|Caching, jQuery) that provides complementary services…

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Web Single Sign Out–Part II

  Following up on previous post, there were 2 questions: Where do these green checks images come from? There are nowhere in a-Order or in a-Expense… you would spend hours looking for the PNG, or JPG or GIF and you will never find it, because it is very well concealed. Can you guess where it…

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Single Sign Out–WebSSO

While reviewing all the existing samples we’ve noticed that our implementation of Single Sign Out was kind of….weak.  It wasn’t really fully implemented and wasn’t very clear what was happening either (or what it should happen) We’ve fixed all that now in scenario 1: WebSSO. Things get more complicated when more than 1 STS is…

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ACS as a Federation Provider – Claims transformation

To work properly, a-Order needs a number of claims to be supplied: User name Organization Role The "Organization” claim is used to filter orders belonging to a specific customer of Adatum. For example, Litware users (like Rick) will eventually end up with a token containing a claim with “Organization=Litware”. All this is done in step…

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Our next project – Claims based Identity and Access Control

Not surprisingly maybe, security in general, and authentication & authorization in particular, is a consistently highly rated concern for our customers. These concerns are especially elevated  with those considering the cloud, because they don’t have as much control on the cloud as they would typically have in their own datacenters. Sometimes, one could argue, for…

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A year’s balance–next project

A little bit late for a year balance since the year has already started, or so I’m told. Anyway, as we prepare for the next project, I reflected on my team’s work for the last 18 months. 18 months is more than a year, so you might wonder why am I doing a year balance…

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Claims Identity Guide samples updated

I’ve just uploaded to CodePlex updated samples for the Claims based Identity Guide. This have all been adapted to work on Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and MVC 2.0. See here for downloading the bits. From the release notes:                                    Required configuration changes for IIS, DevFabric and Windows Azure Both solutions 1-SingleSignOn and 5-WindowsAzure involve the…

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 – TailSpin Surveys – AuthN and AuthZ

Tailspin Surveys is a multitenant, SaaS solution, targeting many different customers. Some of these customers might be “enterprise” with “Big-IT” and are likely to demand advanced integration capabilities for identity (e.g. identity federation). Others, potentially smaller, are likely to not require these. Even smaller companies (e.g. someone working from home) might even want to reuse…

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WIF and MVC – How it works

I got a few questions from people on how the “Federation with Multiple Partners” sample of the guide works, so I figured I would just write it down in one place for eternity. The guide explains all sequence in quite some detail (see pages 88 to 97), but sometimes a diagram is more helpful, so…

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