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Announcing July 2011 update to Access Control Service 2.0

Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) 2.0 received a service update. All customers...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 07/25/2011

Announcing the WIF Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol Community Technology Preview!

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the first CTP release of the WIF (Windows...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/16/2011

AD FS 2.0 Content Map is published

We have published an AD FS 2.0 content map wiki page which is intended to act as a content map for...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 04/21/2011

Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service released!

We are very happy to announce the general availability of the April release of Windows Azure...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 04/12/2011

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and IBM Tivoli Federated...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 04/04/2011

Beyond Windows CardSpace

For several years Microsoft has advocated the claims based identity model for more secure access and...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 02/15/2011

Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS whitepaper now available

We have published a whitepaper on how to enable Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS....

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 01/05/2011

Protecting and consuming REST based resources with ACS, WIF, and the OAuth 2.0 protocol

ACS (Azure Access Control Service) recently added support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol. If you...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/29/2010

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Ping Identity PingFederate...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/22/2010

Access Control for Windows Phone 7 Apps

With the U.S. release of Windows Phone 7 around the corner, I’m excited to share a sample that...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/05/2010

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Shibboleth 2 and the InCommon Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Shibboleth to federate...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 10/21/2010

“Programming Windows Identity Foundation” is available!

My name is Peter Kron and I’m a Principal Software Developer on the Windows Identity...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 09/17/2010

Demonstrating federation interop with CA, IBM, and Sun products

Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices group recently wrote about three labs demonstrating...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 09/03/2010

Announcing Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 has just released its first Management Pack (MP)...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 08/06/2010

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Oracle Identity Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Oracle Identity Federation...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 08/02/2010

AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with CA Federation Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager to...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 07/16/2010

The Federated Identity Forum

In order to consolidate our support for our Federated Identity platforms, we are removing the 'Email...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 07/15/2010

WIF Workshops, June 2010 update for Identity Training Kit, and a Patterns & Practices Guide on “Claims-based Identity”

Vittorio in DPE (Developer Platform and Evangelism) team has been touring the world evangelizing...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/30/2010

Using Federation Metadata to establish a Relying Party Trust in AD FS 2.0

Trust relationships are of course the sine qua non of AD FS 2.0. Relying Party Trusts or Claims...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/24/2010

A Quick Walkthrough: Setting up AD FS SAML Federation with a Shibboleth SP

Shibboleth is an open-source software project that provides SAML and WS-Federation protocol support,...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/21/2010

AD FS 2.0 Proxy Management

Overview Since the AD FS 2.0 release candidate (RC), the AD FS product team got feedback that the...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/02/2010

Announcing the RTW of Federation Extensions for SharePoint 3.0 !!

It is our pleasure to announce the general availability of Federation Extensions for SharePoint 3.0...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/01/2010

Announcing the Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 targeting Visual Studio 2010!

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 package,...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/11/2010

AD FS 2.0 is here!

We are very happy to announce the general availability of AD FS 2.0!  It is our pleasure to...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/05/2010

Update on Windows CardSpace

We have decided to postpone the release of Windows CardSpace 2.0. This is due to a number of recent...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 04/27/2010

Using the Windows Identity Foundation SDK with Visual Studio 2010 RC

There are some known issues with using the WIF SDK on VS 2010 RC that do not exist with VS 2008....

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 03/22/2010

U-Prove CTP now available

As you might have heard from Kim, Vittorio, Mike, or from the Identity TechNet or End to End trust...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 03/15/2010

Name Identifiers in SAML assertions

In this post I will show how to setup your Relying Party Trust issuance policy to create name...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 02/17/2010

Customizing the AD FS 2.0 Sign-in Web Pages

What do the following three questions in the AD FS 2.0 forums have in common? · Reducing default...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 01/27/2010

Diagnostics in AD FS 2.0

AD FS 2.0 RC has a number of enhancements and additions for troubleshooting/diagnostics of failures...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 01/21/2010

Configuring Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 makes it possible to deploy a federation server and...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 01/15/2010

Introduction to Token Issuance Authorization in AD FS 2.0 RC

In this post we cover a new feature introduced in the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS )...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 01/08/2010

Announcing the AD FS 2.0 Release Candidate and More

We are happy to announce several updated federated identity product releases that are available NOW!...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 12/18/2009

Announcing WIF support for Windows Server 2003 !!

We are glad to announce that Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) RTW for Windows Server 2003 is...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 12/18/2009

WIF Support for Windows Server 2003

Windows Identity Foundation support for Windows Server 2003 SP2 is coming in December 2009. This...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/24/2009

Using WIF on a WCF Client

For developers familiar with WCF, a WCF client is already federation aware. By configuring a WCF...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/19/2009

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) RTM announced !!

We are very glad to announce that Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has shipped! The official...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/18/2009

Announcing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Release Candidate

We are happy to announce that Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Identity Foundation (previously...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 11/06/2009

How Windows Identity Foundation helps with access control and what is its relationship to AzMan

The new Identity and Access products wave from Microsoft brings a new, claims-based, approach to...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 10/20/2009

AD FS v2.0 Passes Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Interoperability of identity systems is an important consideration for a large percentage of...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 09/30/2009

Our friends in the DPE team recently published on Code Gallery three Windows identity...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 08/07/2009

CardSpace Geneva Beta 2 Samples Package

With the release of Beta 2 comes a set of samples specifically targeted towards CardSpace...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 07/28/2009

Official Name for "Geneva"

This Monday, Microsoft made several announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 07/21/2009

Improved support for X.509 credential in Information Cards

The Beta 2 version of “Geneva” has many features that improve the deployment of Geneva platform for...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/23/2009

Silent Information Card Provisioning

One obstacle that administrators looking to deploy information cards in an enterprise will...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/15/2009

Enterprise Policy for Zero-click Sign-in Using Information Cards

Reducing your login steps one click at a time One of the major goals of CardSpace “Geneva” is to...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 06/09/2009

Information Card Issuance: a small step for "Geneva" Server, a big leap for Federated Identity

Imagine this: you have been following this blog and have decided to try “Geneva” Beta 2. You have...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/28/2009

Identity Developer Training Kit – Featuring Geneva Framework Beta-2 and other identity products

With all the new “Geneva” Beta 2 products introduced at TechEd you may wonder how long it is going...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/18/2009

Step-By-Step Guides, Virtual Machines and "Geneva" Whitepapers

“Geneva” Step-by-Step Guides and Virtual Machines The Step-by-Step guides and virtual machines that...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/14/2009

What’s New in Geneva Beta 2

As announced at TechEd, Geneva has just released its Beta 2 bits! These are now available for...

Author: Identity and Access Team Date: 05/11/2009

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