Access Control Service V2–Free Until 2012!

At our MIX 11 Web Designer and Developer conference in Las Vegas this week we announced the production release of a new version of Access Control service. ACS V2. It adds all the great capabilities that provide a Single-Sign-On experience to applications by integrating with standards-based identity providers, including enterprise directories such as Active Directory®, and web identities such as Windows Live ID, Google, Yahoo! and Facebook.

It also supports new authorization scenarios with Delegation using OAuth 2.0, Improved developer experience with New web-based management portal, Fully programmatic management using OData, Works with Windows Identity Foundation and additional protocol support for WS-Federation, WS-Trust, OpenID 2.0, OAuth 2.0 (Draft 13)

This updated version of ACS is now live. Until January 2012 you can use free of charge!

To learn more about ACS V2 see this blog post from the Windows Azure AppFabric Team.  Also see this blog post.