U-Prove Community Technical Preview

Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to increase security, you need to sacrifice some privacy: if you took a flight in the last decade you know exactly what I mean. We are so used to that tradeoff that you consider it one of the many Heisenberg principles governing computer science. But what if this…

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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] 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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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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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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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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Kim shares the "Identity Roadmap for Software + Services " PDC presentation on his blog

You know, I don’t watch videos too often. I absolutely love them, but the level of attention they require is something that I rarely have the luxury of conceding: plus I really miss many things that I can easily get when reading text, such as varying the speed & depth or full text search. If…

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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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