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  • Blog Post: Major update to ACS now available

    Today I’m excited to announce a major update to ACS. It’s available in our labs environment: . Keep in mind that there is no SLA around this release, but accounts and usage of the service are free while it is in the labs environment. This release includes many of the features...
  • Blog Post: ACS integration with Windows Live ID & Facebook Connect

    I’ve received several requests regarding ACS and Windows Live ID integration for websites. This post describes what you can do with ACS and Windows Live ID today (with the new release of ACS). It takes a bit of code, but the integration is pretty straightforward. Note that this code isn’t hardened and...
  • Blog Post: ACS SAML / ADFS v2 Sample

    The November 2009 CTP of ACS integrates with Active Directory Federation Server v2. ACS can act as a bridge between enterprise identity and REST web services. The runtime flow is pretty simple (shown below). At runtime, the client app requests a SAML bearer token from AD FS v2. The easiest way to do...
  • Blog Post: Management Browser uploaded

    Since releasing the new version of ACS on Nov 5, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback that we should provide a UI for managing ACS rules/scopes/issuers/token policies. In response, Cyrus put together a little WPF app that does the trick. It’s available on MSDN code gallery here:
  • Blog Post: Web Resource Authorization Protocol (WRAP) and Simple Web Token (SWT) on google groups

    The Access Control Service uses a new community protocol and format that are now posted on google groups: Check em out. If you are a security geek, it’s worth the read.
  • Blog Post: Interesting article on Azure Services

    Today I caught up on some press material on Azure Services. For those that haven’t seen it, the picture version of Azure Services is below: One article published in late February popped out at me: . Among other things, this article brings good questions regarding...
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