Major update to ACS now available

Today I’m excited to announce a major update to ACS. It’s available in our labs environment: http://portal.appfabriclabs.com. Keep in mind that there is no SLA around this release, but accounts and usage of the service are free while it is in the labs environment. This release includes many of the features I discussed late last…

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ACS integration with Windows Live ID & Facebook Connect

I’ve received several requests regarding ACS and Windows Live ID integration for websites. This post describes what you can do with ACS and Windows Live ID today (with the new release of ACS). It takes a bit of code, but the integration is pretty straightforward. Note that this code isn’t hardened and it relies heavily…

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ACS SAML / ADFS v2 Sample

The November 2009 CTP of ACS integrates with Active Directory Federation Server v2. ACS can act as a bridge between enterprise identity and REST web services. The runtime flow is pretty simple (shown below). At runtime, the client app requests a SAML bearer token from AD FS v2. The easiest way to do this is…

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Management Browser uploaded

Since releasing the new version of ACS on Nov 5, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback that we should provide a UI for managing ACS rules/scopes/issuers/token policies. In response, Cyrus put together a little WPF app that does the trick. It’s available on MSDN code gallery here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/acmbrowser In the coming milestones, we are…

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Interesting article on Azure Services

Today I caught up on some press material on Azure Services. For those that haven’t seen it, the picture version of Azure Services is below: One article published in late February popped out at me: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2173. Among other things, this article brings good questions regarding how aligned and integrated the Azure Services platform is today….

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