Authentication in WP7 client with REST Services–Part I

In the last drop, we included a sample that demonstrates how to secure a REST web service with ACS, and a client calling that service running in a different security realm: In this case, ACS is the bridge between the WS-Trust/SAML world (Litware in the diagram) and the REST/SWT side (Adatum’s a-Order app) This is…

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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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Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise – Part I – Introducing the Actors

I will start this series by introducing the main characters of our scenario. First, we have VeryBigCorp. VBC is a large corporation, with multiple branches and subsidiaries, thousands of employees, etc. VBC is the typical organization with a rather complex business environment: multiple business units, complex rules, regulations, etc.   VBC IT department is a reflection…

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Claim based security made easy

When we implemented claim based authorization in LitwareHR, we had to write a lot of code and play with non-trivial configurations (LitwarehR includes 2 STS and all the supporting infrastructure for securing the web services and the callers to them). Not being a security expert myself, I found the “theory” behind this amazingly simple and…

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Another SSDS sample: BlogEngine.NET on SSDS

As a by-product of a project I’m working on, I’ve got a working version of BlogEngine.NET on SSDS. You can download the provider and other related components from LitwareHR’s web site releases section here. In the package you will find: The SSDS based BlogProvider An SSDS based Membership & Role Providers for the web site…

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LitwareHR on SSDS available for download

The latest version of LitwareHR is now available for download here. From our CodePlex site: This new enhanced version of LitwareHR includes the following new features: Upgraded codebase for SQL Server Data Services support New "DataModel" New infrastructure for data access to SSDS (including caching, cross-container search, offline development, etc.) New UX Better graphics and…

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Fun with GeoRSS, Virtual Earth and WCF Syndication

WCF Syndication APIs are great. In just a couple of hours I wrote a simple GeoRSS feed, a fairly high level library to encapsulate the details of common entities (lines, points, polygons), all unit tests and a mashup with VE to test it. I only encountered a couple of incompatibilities and problems (mainly related to…

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Hosting LitwareHR on a Service Delivery Platform – A case study – Part I (The Scenario)

In its current version, LitwareHR is focused very much on the challenges an ISV faces while building a SaaS delivered app: multi-tenancy, configurability, etc. In the last few weeks I’ve been working on exploring the implications of hosting LitwareHR on a hypothetical hosting platform. The goal was to twofold: identify changes that have to be made in…

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Workshop sold out!

The upcoming workshop on the WCSF next March 12th. is sold out. If you are still interested in participating please contact me through this blog and I will put you in our waiting list.   We normally have some late cancellations, so you might be able to make it. Thanks a look forward to seeing you!

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