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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Identity @ MIX10

Have you booked your trip to Vegas yet? Amidst all the excitement for Windows Phone 7 Series, Silverlight & the cloud, if you know how to search the MIX content you’ll find two identity pearls: Using Windows Identity Foundation For Creating Identity-Driven Experiences in Silverlight Caleb Baker Come learn how you can leverage Windows Identity…

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Enhance your ASP.NET Membership-based website by adding Identity Provider capabilities

I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally have something like the Geneva Framework available. With something that takes care of all the nitty-gritty details of the underlying protocol legwork, I am finally free to describe the advantages of the claims based approach in very concrete terms: and above all, without assuming any…

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Azure Services Training Kit – February Update Just Released

Between travels and internal conferences I ended up neglecting my poor blog for 3+ weeks; a lot of interesting things happened in the meanwhile, and I hope I’ll manage to catch up in the next days. For the time being, here there’s a quick newsflash for you: the Azure Services Evangelism Team, of which I…

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The New York Times on passwords, OpenID, Information Cards Foundation & Kim

I was dividing my attention between the Scrubs special on TV & Digg on my PC, when an article titled "Experts: Passwords May Not Be a Good Online Defense" caught my eye: well, couldn’t agree more!:-) It turns out that the article is from the NY Times, and it’s short & sweet hence there’s no…

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Hide svc extension from your REST services with the URLrewrite module for IIS7

I am now focusing exclusively on identity & services, true, but certain news about former interests of mine are just too good not to share. While evangelizing the web capabilities of WCF introduced in the framework 3.5, one of the most recurring questions was about hiding the svc extension for WCF services. That makes a…

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WCF & REST at MIX08: The Tale of MySpace APIs

[Update: we received notice that not all of you were able to download the video. We fixed the issue already friday night, it should work for everybody. Enjoy! Thanks to Terje for the first headsup] Yesterday we finally had the session about the making of MySpace APIs. As you’ll be able to see from the…

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WCF and MySpace: a RESTful MIX session!

We just recently published a list of sessions for MIX08. Among those, there is one that I hold especially dear:   I had the luck to work with Paul, his team and the WCF team in the last months, specifically on how to leverage the web capabilities that WCF acquired in the version 3.5 of…

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CardSpace and Financial Services: HaWaNeDo with Figlo!

Few months ago I made a little tour of Europe, and (among various places I visited) I went to spent some quality time in Amsterdam. Here I had the pleasure of spending some time with Albert van den Broek, CGO of Figlo: Albert is an excellent host, and during a nice dinner at a typical…

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Year's end blabbering: Omnidirectional Identities

On the Paris-Seattle flight, coming back after 2 weeks spent stuffing myself with all sorts of food with the excuse “after all, you can’t find this in USA” 🙂Before hurling myself back in the vortex of daily work, and celebrate the end of the year with something crazy, I want to take some time writing…

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