Using Multiple Devices for 2-step verification to save time !

2-step verification is becoming more prevalent. This is the process where when you logon to a web site, or application, you might provide something you know (username & password) and then using a special “Authenticator” application that might be on your phone, keychain, or even your computer, you enter a challenge code. This approach has…

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Federation Metadata generation tool on Github

I get from various folks some requests for updates, information, etc. about this tool, so, I’ve put it up on Github so others can just contribute or copy as they see fit. https://github.com/cicorias/federationmetadatagenerator http://blogs.msdn.com/b/scicoria/archive/2010/08/18/federation-metadata-generation-tool.aspx

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Updated WIF tools for VS2012 RC are out–be safe…

The updated tools for the RC along with the samples are out.  The samples from the prior 1.0 release will still work as well Windows Identity Foundation Tools for Visual Studio 2012 RC – Vibro.NET – Site Home – MSDN Blogs Samples are at the bottom : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbertocci/archive/2012/03/15/windows-identity-foundation-in-the-net-framework-4-5-beta-tools-samples-claims-everywhere.aspx

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Getting a SecurityToken from a RequestSecurityTokenResponse in WIF

When you’re working with WIF and WSTrustChannelFactory when you call the Issue operation, you can also request that a RequestSecurityTokenResponse as an out parameter. However, what can you do with that object?  Well, you could keep it around and use it for subsequent calls with the extension method CreateChannelWithIssuedToken – or can you? public static…

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Learn More about Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" – TechNet Articles – Home – TechNet Wiki

Many companies, ISV’s, and solutions have concerns about data in the cloud.  With PKI based encryption, Trust Services provides key management for your publisher/subscribers and a simplified SDK set of classes to abstract the encryption, decryption process.  Both managed classes and PowerShell add-in provided… Learn More about Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" – TechNet Articles -…

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Really should have a custom error page regardless…

Throughout the blogosphere there’s been reports of an issue with ASP.NET that will bring a site to it’s knees – or so, it’s been overblown and reported as such.  Microsoft has released an advisory here that discusses the matter. The workaround for now is something that any public website should’ve been doing anyway.  That is,…

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Making Web Client requests behave from .NET or in reality misbehave – ignoring Certificate Issues from HttpWebRequest

Many times, especially during development, you could have certificates that are out of date, aren’t singed by any real authority (makecert, etc.), or even don’t match the host name that the request is issued against, but you want to test, etc. One example is if you want to run Fiddler to get a good over-the-wire…

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Federation Metadata Generation Tool

Disclaimer: Use at your own risk – no warranties are granted or implied UPDATE: this has been moved to Github here: https://github.com/cicorias/federationmetadatagenerator  If you’ve worked with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) without the help of ADFS 2.0, you’ll run into situations where you’ll need to potentially generate or regenerate the metadata used for federation. Additionally, while WIF…

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