Inside the Windows Azure Active Directory Web SSO Sample for Java

By now I am sure you heard that the Windows Azure Active Directory Developer Preview is out. We announced so many interesting news that you might just have missed an interesting fact: as part of this release we made available a couple of samples developed on… something other than Visual Studio Namely, I am referring…

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Authenticating Users from Passive IPs in Rich Client Apps – via ACS

It’s been a couple of years that we released the first samples showing how to take advantage of ACS from Windows Phone 7 applications; the iOS samples, released in the Summer,  and the Windows8 Metro sample app last Fall demonstrated that the pattern applies to just any type of rich clients. Although we explored the…

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WIF and the ASP.NET Sign In Processing Pipeline

At the end of the 1st day of the WIF workshop I typically go through a pretty deep session about WIF object model. Although somebody may accuse me to be a sadist to impose such a heavy topic at the end of a very intense training day, in the last 3 workshops this turned out…

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May the 17th-18th: WIF Workshop in Singapore

The first two WIF workshops are done, and I am really happy with the results: you can see one example here that makes me particularly proud :). From the feedbacks we received, the events were effective both for WIF beginners and advanced users alike; and, despite of the jetlag, it was FUN! This Saturday I…

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Deep linking your way out of home realm discovery

Here there’s a very quick post about an often debated topic, home realm discovery. When your web application trusts multiple identity providers, the first task you have when processing a request is figuring out from where the user is coming from. If the user is coming from your partner Adatum, he’ll have to authenticate with…

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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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[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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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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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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