Online Talk: Security integration with the cloud using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). 22-March at 14:00 GMT (07:00 PST)

I’ll be covering how to set up ADFS 2.0 for authenticating to Windows Azure apps and Office 365. The talk is basically in 2 sections – integration with Windows Azure and integration with Office 365. So it’ll go: ADFS ==> App Fab ACS ==> Azure App. ADFS ==> MFG ==> Office 365. I’ll talk about…

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Video: How Windows Azure App Fab:ACS and ADFS 2.0 work together

This is a short video that describes how an on-prem ADFS 2.0  server, Windows Azure App Fab: ACS (Access Control Service), an AD Domain Controller and a WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) based app running on Windows Azure communicate with each other. It details the protocol and the data flows and what happens with the tokens…


Single-sign-on between on-premise apps, Windows Azure apps and Office 365 services.

A lot of people don’t realise there will be 2 very interesting features in Office 365 which makes connecting the dots with your on-premise environment and Windows Azure easy. The 2 features are directory sync and federation. It means you can use your AD account to access local apps in your on-premise environment; just like…

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