Eugenio Pace

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  • Blog Post: Claims Identity Guide–Hands On Labs

    Training content based on our guides has been as popular as the content itself. You can now download the “Release Candidate” for labs corresponding to the new guide . The labs are more than just a mirror of the guide. We took the opportunity of adding a few things that complement and extend what is explained...
  • Blog Post: Our next project – Claims based Identity and Access Control

    Not surprisingly maybe, security in general, and authentication & authorization in particular, is a consistently highly rated concern for our customers. These concerns are especially elevated  with those considering the cloud, because they don’t have as much control on the cloud as they would...
  • Blog Post: Identity Federation Interoperability – WIF + ADFS + Sun’s OpenSSO

    As I announced some time ago, we’ve been working on a few labs that demonstrate interoperability with 3rd party identity components. More specifically: CA SiteMinder 12.0 IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 6.2 Sun OpenSSO 8.0 The general architecture of the lab follows what is described in chapter...
  • Blog Post: Federated Identity interoperability samples

    Customers frequently ask me about interoperability with their non-Microsoft products, and identity is not an exception. There’s roughly 2 set of scenarios that come up often: A relying party (an application) built on the Microsoft stack trusting a non-Microsoft Identity Provider. A non-Microsoft application...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to Claims based Identity – Released - The strategy behind it and our plans

    As most of you know, the Guide for Claims based Identity is officially released. We’ve been “technically done” for a couple months, but it just takes some time for all content to be pushed to MSDN, an ISBN to approved, the final PDF to be ready for publishing and the process with the printer to be started...
  • Blog Post: Just Released – Claims-Identity Guide online

    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...
  • Blog Post: ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2

    Steve Riley’s post on growing interest from Amazon customers on identity federation is consistent with what I hear from our own customers. As part of our project , we actually tested the two scenarios he describes on EC2: “I imagine most scenarios involve applications on Amazon EC2 instances obtaining...
  • Blog Post: WIF is RTM

    Windows Identity Foundation is here! Congrats to my colleagues shipping great Framework. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd440951.aspx
  • Blog Post: Claims based Identity Guide – New release and PDC goodness

    New updated chapters & samples are posted on CodePlex . The samples are all updated for WIF RC and include new scenarios and technologies (e.g. web services with WCF and web sites with MVC). If you are going to PDC , lot’s of interesting things are happening there. Of all things, you will have a...
  • Blog Post: Claims based Identity & Access Control Guide – Updated drafts & samples available

    Yesterday, we uploaded a new release of the Guide and the samples. You can download the content from here . (Note: if you downloaded them yesterday, you might want to check again. We mistakenly uploaded the samples with no docs. It is fixed now). You’ll find: Updated introduction & WebSSO chapters...
  • Blog Post: Claims based Identity & Access Control Guide – Early drafts available

    We finally have a CodePlex site for sharing early content with you all. Check the downloads section for: A few intro chapters (some of the “theory”, technologies and protocols behind claims based identity) The first scenario (roughly described in my post here , but better and nicer, and written in English...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new project – patterns & practices - Claims based Authentication & Authorization Guide

    For the next couple of months I’ll be working on a new project here at patterns & practices , developing a new guide for claims based authentication and authorization. I’m personally very happy to be working on this project, for many reasons. I believe frameworks like “Geneva” (previously known as...
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