ShowModalDialog

I noticed that the following is an issue thru which people often run: when you show an aspx page (or any server content in general) in a dialog by mean of the javascript ShowModalDialog method, at the first postback you usually witness the instance of a second window, his time a full blown browser, holding…

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Announcing the Beta release of “Zermatt” Developer Identity Framework

Ahh, I’ve been looking forward for this post for a looong time. We just made available for download the bits of the Beta of “Zermatt” Developer Identity Framework. “Zermatt” is the codename of a .NET framework that helps developers build claims-aware applications to address challenging application security requirements using a simplified application access model. Let…

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The Tao of Authentication (Part I)

From time to time it’s healthy to challenge the assumptions, and look at (allegedly) familiar things with new eyes. Few weeks ago I had to do just that with the idea of authentication: I wanted to shake a bit an audience of architects, and make them *think* about the problem instead of relying on the…

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ADFS "2" at TechEd Europe

After Japan, this year I have the pleasure to present also at TechEd Europe in Barcelona. I have a breakout session (SBP309) on Thursday morning, and an interactive session (SBP11-IS) around lunch time.From the title & abstract it may seem your typical CardSpace session, however… there’s a twist! I will actually have the chance to give a sneak peek…

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WCF and MySpace: a RESTful MIX session!

We just recently published a list of sessions for MIX08. Among those, there is one that I hold especially dear:   I had the luck to work with Paul, his team and the WCF team in the last months, specifically on how to leverage the web capabilities that WCF acquired in the version 3.5 of…

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The Tao of Claims

[updated]  In short: I describe why claims are important for every developer and architect (not just the security expert), and I provide some heuristics for helping everybody to reason about claim based systems.   I don’t think we did an exceptionally good job in explaining claims based programming and its implications. A lot of the literature…

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ADFS "2" TechEd Breakout Session Wrapup

Another flight, another post! While I’m hurdled at impossible speed over the Atlantic toward US, I find myself to reflect about the breakout session I delivered 10 days ago at TechEd in Barcelona. And I better do it fast, since the seat power plug can’t deliver enough Watts for my little Tasmanian devil with a…

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Small visual test: what does it represent?

Hello everybody [:)] before re-heating up the discussion on SO, I thought I could use a little help here: in your opinion 1) what is represented in the three pictures below?2) which one of the three you like best?3) do you think there’s too much information for a logo/symbol? Thanks in advance for the ones who…

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The First Dead-Tree Copy of the Book is Here!

[I know, you must be sick of book-related posts: please bear with me just a bit longer, I think we’re almost done :-)] [UPDATED] YES! I just found under the door mat – wait for it – the very first printed copy of Programming Windows Identity Foundation! Considering that exactly today it’s 9 years that…

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Announcing FabrikamShipping, in-depth semi-realistic sample for Geneva Framework

Do you remember the PDC session in which Kim announced all the new wave of identity products, including Geneva? During that session I showed a pretty comprehensive demo, where  all the products & services worked together for enabling a fairly realistic end-to-end scenario. You have seen demos based on the same scenario at TechEd EU,…

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