Managing Directory Security Principals in the .NET Framework 3.5

Directory services are an important though rarely mastered component of enterprise application development. There has always been some support for directories in the .NET Framework, but the .NET Framework 3.5 provides a new AccountManagement namespace designed specifically for managing security principals. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine, Joe Kaplan and Ethan Wilansky walk you…

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Authenticate Users Across Organizations Using ADFS

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) was introduced in Windows Server 2003 for organizations that need to participate in standards-based identity federation. With ADFS, you can more easily validate identity data from other organizations, leading to greater interoperability with your partners. In the December issue of MSDN Magazine, Jack Couch takes you on a guided tour…

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