Simon Says

[No technical content in this uncharacteristically brief post, be warned] This morning I was leafing through the September issue of Wired, when I got to an interview with Simon Singh (no links to it, Wired’s Web site does not appear to have the September issue up yet). Mr. Singh is a great science writer. A…

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SelfSTS: when you need a SAML token NOW, RIGHT NOW

A little new toy for you claims-based identity aficionados to play with! Available here. Tokens are the currency on the identity market. Any identity solution you develop will require you to acquire & consume tokens (& associated claims) at some point. ADFS2 is super-easy to install, but does require Active Directory and as a result…

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Theseus’ Ship

Doodling while attending panels at the EIC. The ones who attended yesterday’s session on claims and cloud will understand 😉

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Claims on the Client…

…and fire in the sky ♫ Don’t you hate it when a technical blog devolves in what is for the most part a series of announcements? That’s kind of what happened to mine. The reality is that making the things which get announced here take an inordinate amount of time, and that every remaining moment…

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Windows Identity Foundation Overview Session recording: drawing-on-slides presentation technique

In the same spirit of experimentation shown here, in the last year I’ve been using another fairly original presentation technique. The original aim was to mitigate my being chronically late in turning in slides for events but it turned out something that audiences actually like :-). The technique is easy to explain, and i am…

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An example of trusted subsystem fail in meatspace

Here I am, stuck in Sydney airport for various cascade delays but awarded with the Gift of Free WiFi. I am coming back from a awesome 2 weeks in Australia and Nw Zealand, where I met great customers & partners, enjoyed the company of amazing friends & colleagues and drew few chuckles (while hopefully passing…

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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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Think inside the box

Yesterday evening I stumbled upon a curious article on an Italian online magazine, and as it became a conditioned reflex I posted it on my Facebook’s wall: then i promptly forgot everything about it. This morning I stumbled upon a blog post from a good friend of mine in the identity community, who (not speaking…

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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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