clip_image001A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control - 2nd Edition has been released by Microsoft Pattern & Practices team. It has been extensively updated to include new features and changes to the underlying technologies; and extends the coverage to encompass Windows Azure® Access Control Service, REST-based service authentication, and the use of claims-based authentication in Microsoft SharePoint® 2010.

Included is also has a set of associated Hands-on-Labs that will help you to better understand the way that the example application works, how you can extend it with additional functionality, and how you can implement some of the advanced scenarios described in the guide.

Don’t know what Claims Based Access is all about? Or have you never heard of this new approach of authentication and authorization of access? Search no more and download this guide, things will soon become clearer…