WS-MTOMPolicy published

Let’s welcome MTOM Serialization Policy Assertion, or WS-MTOMPolicy for friends and close relatives 🙂 As we know, WS-Policy provides a generic framework of tremendous expressive power. It is sometimes very useful for very specific domains to provide prescriptive guidance about how certain common features can be expressed in form of assertions. WS-SecurityPolicy and WS-RMPolicy are two…

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Generating a managed card backed by a smartcard

I’ve recently been asked for a CardSpace example which demonstrates the use of a smartcard. Well, our usual Garrett already made it! His STS sample can happily show off smartcard usage, you have just to produce the right kind of managed card. As I described here, a managed card associated with a smartcard will contain…

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The Medley

Almost one year ago the web space that was hosting all my blog images (since 2003) somehow lost all of them, so for about one year my past musings were nicely decorated by red “x” all over the place. This evening I finally took the time to go through old posts and see if I could find the…

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Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story

When something is part of your daily experience, it’s really hard to think that for somebody else it could be uncommon or even bizarre. For some of my American friends it is really hard to imagine that somebody may not know what Fred Mayer is (<ItalianCaption>Una catena di supermercati, niente di esoterico</ItalianCaption>), while for an…

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CardSpace: how images are mapped on cards

Architects and developers often overlook it, but the details of how things are rendered is of great importance for designers. This post explains how the CardSpace UI deals with the artwork assigned to cards, so that you can plan for predictable results. Special thanks to Mark Oluper for his brillian explanation! When you create a…

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WS-Trust on Channel9: what WCF and CardSpace don't tell you

Last week Charles and I locked ourselves in a conference room, and I spent a good hour filling a big whiteboard with security hieroglyphs. The result is the video currently on the home page of our most excellent Channel9 🙂 That was an explanation that I often offer to architects during our enterprise briefings on…

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