Windows Authentication, ADFS and the Access Control Service

Its just a few weeks ago that I started looking in more detail at the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (or just ACS to its friends) and one of the first things I wanted to figure out was how to federate between my on-premise Active Directory domain and ACS. With a few pointers, its…

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How to figure out when your ACS Auth Token Expires

If you’re using the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) you’ve probably encountered a Simple Web Token (SWT) accessed via the Web Resource Authorization Protocol (WRAP). Doing this recently, I wanted to figure out when my token expired (so that I could cache it until a couple of minutes before expiry, improving my app’s…

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