Microsoft ASP.NET Tools for Windows Azure Active Directory – Visual Studio 2012

If you guys had a chance of seeing the Windows Azure AD session at //BUILD, or more recently at the P&P Symposium, you already know that the previews of ASP.NET Tools Fall update included a feature to easily configure a Web application to use Windows Azure AD; it is what added the “Enable Windows Azure…

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Use the JWT handler to write a μ- Authorization Server in ~3 lines of code – see it in action with a Windows Store app client & Web API PR

[if there was ever a post where you NEED to understand my post disclaimers, this is it. This is my PERSONAL blog, what I write here are MY OWN personal elucubrations, largely written on nights and weekends instead of engaging in healthy activities, and is by no mean official guidance. Please refer to MSDN and…

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The Name claim: sometimes it’s the simple things

In short: we just updated the list of claims we issue from Windows Azure AD to provide the UPN of the user (“user@domain”) in the Name claim (http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/name). If it is present, WIF automatically assigns the value of the Name claim to the Name property of the Principal in the current thread. Why is that…

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Multitenant STS and Token Validation

Writing this blog post or dowloading Adera Episode 3? Why do I even ask, I already know the answer 🙂 Today I want to tell about one of the patterns behind Windows Azure Active Directory. I call it the multitenant STS pattern, which is a pretty descriptive name IMO and seem to have caught up…

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Using AAL to Secure Calls to a Classic WCF Service

[you do remember that this is my personal blog and those are my own opinions, right? ;-)] After the releases we’ve been publishing in the last few months, I am sure you have little doubt that REST is something we are really interested in supporting. The directory uses OAuth for all sorts of workloads, the…

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Fun with Blink(1) and Claims: Unboxing and Identity Providers’ Synesthesia

[WARNING: this post has no business value whatsoever, and that is by design. Please do not take any of this post as something you’d do in your applications. I got a new toy and I am just goofing around with it :-)] If you’ve been reading this blog through the years, you know I am…

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Access Control & Core Directory Available at No Charge

Folks, this is big. Check out the announcement that went out yesterday on the Windows Azure blog. In fact, I am going to quote it here in its entirety! Here goes: Identity Management and Access Control are anchors for virtually all critical processes, collaboration and transactions. To that end, it was no accident that Access…

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