The entire book is now available for browsing online on MSDN here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff359115%28lightweight%29.aspx
Now, to be honest, it doesn’t look as nice as the printed book (small preview here):
But everything is in there! (and doesn’t look that bad at all either, it’s just I really like the printed version :-) ).
If you are new to identity federation, reading the Preface and Introduction to Claims are strongly recommended before diving into any of the scenarios. Claim Based Architectures is optional, but a good read anyway to understand the underlying protocols and how WIF works.
Here’s a quick map of the technologies covered in each of the following chapters:
We also have a couple of Appendices for more details on relevant protocols, certificates, etc. Worth reading if you are interested in the lower level details and the what happens “under the hood”.
All sample code is available for download here.
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