An updated version of the Windows Identity developer toolkit is now available from Microsoft download center. The new release does not contain any new labs, however it now include a complete set of slides on Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and embedded players pointing to the recordings of the latest WIF training event.
For more information, see All Will Be Revealed: ~7 Hours Recordings from the WIF Workshops.
About Windows Identity
Windows Identity Foundation enables .NET developers to externalize identity logic from their application, improving developer productivity, enhancing application security, and enabling interoperability. Enjoy greater productivity, applying the same tools and programming model to build on-premises software as well as cloud services. Create more secure applications by reducing custom implementations and using a single simplified identity model based on claims. Enjoy greater flexibility in application deployment through interoperability based on industry standard protocols, allowing applications and identity infrastructure services to communicate via claims.
Windows Identity Foundation is part of Microsoft's identity and access management solution built on Active Directory that also includes:
- Active Directory Federation Services 2.0: a security token service for IT that issues and transforms claims and other tokens, manages user access and enables federation and access management for simplified single sign-on.
- Windows CardSpace 2.0 Beta 2: the end user component of Microsoft’s user access platform for developers and IT professionals that helps simplify access to applications and other systems with an open claims-based model.
For more information for developers, see Identity Management.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation