What goes into claims

2 weeks ago Donovan and I were at RSA, manning the Geneva booth: the interest about this technology is overwhelming, as well as the enthusiasm for the claims based approach. Now that there’s actually something to toy with, as opposed to hand-weave how beautiful a claims-flavoured world would be, I distinctly felt a change in…

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One does not simply walk into Mordor, or Home Realm Discovery for the Internet

Interesting discussion going on on Chris’ blog about OpenID & usability. There are many aspects I’d like to discuss, but it’s 11:34pm and “tomorrow” I have a conference call at 7:00am (sometimes the fact that the Earth is round DOES suck: sorry, Cristoforo): hence I better pick carefully. Ah, did you read the disclaimer that…

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Fun With Federation 1: ASP.NET, Geneva Framework & FedUtil.exe

I won’t make names, of course, but somebody in the Identirati community often insinuates that Vittorio is card-centric :-). Now, while I’ll admit that I do have a personal preference for the active case, I definitely refuse the notion that I’m just about cards: and just to make a point, I’ll write few posts about…

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A visual tour of the .NET Access Control service, part 2: fun with scopes and issuers

Here we are again. I am just back from Belgium’s TechDays, and I can still savor the nice feeling you get from talking in front of a very interested audience 🙂 I’m really glad to see that both the cloud and claims based identity are enjoying the attention they deserve! I have been asked to…

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Roles? Those are claiiiiiims!

[Warning: if you are not an identity geek, don’t read] People tend to approach new things by understanding how they relate with what they already know. That’s natural, and that’s also a very effective strategy: however it can only get you so far, and if you don’t start thinking out of the box/venture in uncharted…

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An Identity Provider and its STS: preliminary considerations

[Disclaimer(): base() { this blog is NOT the source of the official guidance on the Geneva products. Please always check out the Geneva team blog for hearing directly from the product group} ] Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting, together with Planky, a TechEd EMEA interactive session on the subject of equipping…

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Microsoft’s New Identity Landscape

  PDC has come and gone, and Microsoft’s identity landscape has changed. New products emerged, services appeared or underwent profound transformations: but the remarkable thing is that all elements, none excluded, are part of a single,company-wide, consistent strategy that aims at putting the user in control of his/her identities. Many words will be spent about…

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Delegation, or traversing multilayer architectures

On a flight from Sydney to S.Francisco. We were supposed to leave at 1:55pm, we took off almost at 9:00pm. I am really, really pissed off and the only thing that lightens up my mood is re-reading the great comments that the Australian TechEd attendees left on as feedback for the couple of sessions I…

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