Drop #2 of Claims Identity Guide on CodePlex

Second drop of samples and draft chapters is now available on CodePlex. Highlights: All 3 samples for ACS v2: ("ACS as a Federation Provider", "ACS as a FP with Multiple Business Partners" and "ACS and REST endpoints"). These samples extend all the original "Federation samples" in the guide with new capabilities (e.g. protocol transition, REST…

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SaaSGrid and Identity

Apprenda’s SaaSGrid is now “claims enabled”!  This is fantastic news. Any SG customer can now enjoy the benefits of claims based identity: simpler user management, easy federation with business partners, support for multiple identity providers, greater interoperability, etc. SG support for claims based identity maps nicely with what’s described in the “Claims Identity Guide –…

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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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Exploring the Service Provider track – Fabrikam Shipping Part II (Solution)

Now that we presented the scenario & the requirements, let’s take a look at the solution. What is conceptual solution we propose? Fabrikam Shipping in the pre-Claims era: This diagram shows Fabrikam Shipping today if used by Adatum (no claims, no federation): You will see the usual suspects for a typical .NET web application. Furthermore,…

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Announcing new project – patterns & practices – Claims based Authentication & Authorization Guide

For the next couple of months I’ll be working on a new project here at patterns & practices, developing a new guide for claims based authentication and authorization. I’m personally very happy to be working on this project, for many reasons. I believe frameworks like “Geneva” (previously known as “Zermatt”, now Windows Identity Foundation), products…

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First experiments with (new) SQL Data Services

Last week I got my new login to the new SQL Data Services. As a reminder for all readers: SDS accelerates its plans to offer relational capabilities May 11, 2009 – Based on customer feedback, SDS has accelerated its plans and will be offering true relational capabilities through SQL Server’s existing network protocol, Tabular Data…

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Windows Azure 101 – Primitives and Application Patterns – Playing Mendeleyev

Windows Azure’s primitives are very simple, but as in many other things, the power comes from the combination of these simpler primitives to create more complex things. Look around and see how many things can be assembled from a little more than 100 “simple” elements. In Windows Azure,  there are essentially 2 types of building…

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Azure IssueTracker Enterprise – Simple Demos

Provisioning IssueTracker Enterprise: Highlights: There’s no direct interaction with Access Control Service. IssueTracker uses ACS API to create the scopes, rules and the issuer (Contoso). The provisioning form captures all the required information to setup the trust relationship between Access Controls Service and the tenant (certificate, etc)     Tenant (Contoso_Enterprise) uses IssueTracker Enterprise from…

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Architecting Cloud Application for the Enterprise – Part V – Management

Having solved the identity issue, the SuperCloudySoftware team focuses then on the management requirements raised in the meeting with VeryBigCorp CIO. To recap, they want to: Be able to to monitor IssueTracker from their existing infrastructure, that happens to be System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and eventually author new rules to correlate IssueTracker specific events…

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