It’s official: ADFS 2.0 passes Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interop tests with IBM, SAP, Novell, Ping, Siemens, Entrust

Well, in the last 12 months we certainly covered a lot of ground! Last October we announced that we were going to support the SAML protocol in ADFS 2 (at the time announced under the codename Geneva Server). Today we are backing that claim (pun intended) with the results of the latest Liberty Alliance Interoperability…

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The Id Element: Jorgen Thelin on the Microsoft Federation Gateway (MFG)

After a long pause, the Id Element returns with a bang: yesterday I sneaked in Jorgen Thelin’s office, and he was so kind to spend some time with us discussing the Microsoft Federation Gateway. The MFG is absolutely central to Microsoft’s services offerings: this interview will help you understand what scenarios it enables and how…

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The “Geneva” suite of products get official names

It’s been a good ride: in all these months I developed some emotional attachment to the code name “geneva”, and like with “indigo” it will take some time for me to get used to the official names. At the same time I am excited to see that the official names are the right ones! Let’s…

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[VIDEO] Putting authentication in its place: claim-based identity, services and Geneva

  Few months ago I had the pleasure to spend few days in Antwerp, Belgium, where I participated to the local TechDays event and gave a couple of sessions. Katrien recently announced that the Belgian DPE team just published the videos of all the sessions, which is a great move since the event was exceptionally…

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The Id Element weekly: Caleb Baker on Geneva Server and SAML2.0 Interoperability

This week the Id Element features my good friend Caleb, partner in crime, as he chats with Donovan about the relationship Geneva Server and SAML-P. Those are 21 minutes of pure goodness: from behind-the-scenes of the various Novell & Sun interop activities for beta 2 to practical demonstrations of how to configure Geneva Server for…

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Geneva Beta 2 Week on the Id Element show

In less than a month of availability, the Id Element show on Channel 9 enjoyed more than 86,000 views: considering that Identity has been traditionally considered a niche subject, those are impressive numbers which demonstrate a healthy interest from you guys. THANK YOU 🙂 Now that beta 2 is out, we know that many of…

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Announcing the Identity Developer Training Kit

If you were wondering what kept me up in the evenings of the last few months, wonder no more 🙂 The Identity Developer Training Kit is a set of hands-on labs and resources designed to help developers to take advantage of Microsoft’s identity products and services. Being designed for developers, the kit focuses on the Geneva Framework:…

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Geneva Beta 2 is out!

Ahh, *FINALLY* I can talk about it! Few minutes ago we announced from the Forefront blog the availability of the beta 2 release of the “Geneva” products: “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”. The new beta introduces new features, such as the seamless integration with Visual Studio, which make even easier for developers…

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