The Id Element Special: up close & personal with WIF RC

The Federated Identity team finally unwrapped the RC version of Windows Identity Foundation: as you have come to expect, the Id Element did some fact gathering for you. Enjoy! The release candidate of Windows Identity Foundation is here! Chock-full of improvements driven by YOUR feedback, WIF RC gives a very good idea of how the…

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WIF on .NET Rocks!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to spend 1 hour at the phone with Carl & Franklin from .NET Rocks: you can listen to the results here. We mainly chatted about why claims are good for you: while the first parts are mostly introductory content, we quickly find ourselves discussing advanced topics, like the (good!)…

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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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Books: “Programming Windows Identity Foundation”, P&P claims guide & others

  Want to know why I spent one hour every day of my vacation practicing touch typing? Well, apart from the fact that it’s simply scandalous that after 20+ years spent on keyboards I still hunt & peck: in the next few months I’m going to need all the typing speed I can gather… I…

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DeepZoom & Identity Storytelling

Call them chalk talks, call them interactive sessions, I love that kind of sessions. You can pull it off only if you have a small audience (or at least if the assertive elements are a manageable number), but they’re the most effective. The interesting/challenging thing about those is that you never know where you will…

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Bye Geneva Framework, hello Windows Identity Foundation

The official name of the “geneva” framework is Windows Identity Foundation. I already wrote a post about name changes for the entire Geneva lineup, but I think it’s important to surface the introduction of Windows Identity Foundation directly in its own title so that it stands out in the aggregated feeds. This is a Big…

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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] Identity & Cloud Services

  As promised last week, here there’s the video of my other session at the Belgian TechDays. This session was part of the Architecture track, hence I took a mildly different, more abstract approach: I position Cloud computing as a trend (storytelling the famous parallel between last century’s electrification of the US and what may…

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I made you a token… but I eated it: or how to debug authentication issues in ASP.NET with SecurityTokenVisualizerControl

(in case Internet memes are not your thing: before you flame me for poor grammar, know that the “I eated it” is intentional: see http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/15/i-made-you-a-cookie/) Another week, another sample ASP.NET control for identity! There are moments in the development of claims-based websites in which you want to take a good look at the token that…

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