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…


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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Windows Azure Guidance – First version of a-Expense in the cloud

Available for download here, you’ll find the first step in taking a-Expense to Windows Azure. Highlights of this release are: Use of SQL Azure as the backend store for application entities (e.g. expense reports) Uses Azure storage for user profile information (the “Reimbursement method” user preference) Application no longer queries AD for user attributes needed…


Windows Azure Guidance – a-Expense “before” on CodePlex

First build of our samples is now available on CodePlex. This initial version is the “before the cloud” baseline application, so you won’t find anything related to Windows Azure here. This week we will take this simple baseline and start moving it to the cloud. Goals for this next iteration are to: Claims-enable the application…

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Just Released – Claims-Identity Guide online

The entire book is now available for browsing online on MSDN here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff359115%28lightweight%29.aspx Now, to be honest, it doesn’t look as nice as the printed book (small preview here):     But everything is in there! (and doesn’t look that bad at all either, it’s just I really like the printed version 🙂 ).  …


ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2

Steve Riley’s post on growing interest from Amazon customers on identity federation is consistent with what I hear from our own customers. As part of our project, we actually tested the two scenarios he describes on EC2: “I imagine most scenarios involve applications on Amazon EC2 instances obtaining tokens from an ADFS server located inside…


Updated code samples & chapters for Claims Identity Guide – Release Candidate

In synch with the availability of ADFS V2.0 Release Candidate, I’m very happy to announce that we are posting a new update of the guide. Our own “RC”. You’ll find new samples and new chapters. Both content complete now. We are now covering the following scenarios: Single Sign on for web applications: one company, 2…


Updated RIA and WIF samples – Part I

Some time ago, I put together a simple demo integrating WIF in RIA Services. Now RIA is a Beta and there’s a lot of cool stuff in there. The good news from an identity perspective is that it just works :-). I’ve been playing a little bit with a couple of new samples and with…


Claims based Identity Guide – New release and PDC goodness

New updated chapters & samples are posted on CodePlex. The samples are all updated for WIF RC and include new scenarios and technologies (e.g. web services with WCF and web sites with MVC). If you are going to PDC, lot’s of interesting things are happening there. Of all things, you will have a chance to…


Claims based Identity & Access Control Guide – Updated drafts & samples available

Yesterday, we uploaded a new release of the Guide and the samples. You can download the content from here. (Note: if you downloaded them yesterday, you might want to check again. We mistakenly uploaded the samples with no docs. It is fixed now). You’ll find: Updated introduction & WebSSO chapters, incorporating quite a bit of…