January 15, 2010 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST
Securing REST-Based Services with Access Control Service
Michele Leroux Bustamante
The Access Control Service (ACS), part of Windows Azure platform AppFabric, makes it easy to secure REST-based services using a simple set of standard protocols. In addition to enabling secure calls to REST-based services from any client, the ACS uniquely makes it possible to secure calls from client-side script, and enables federation scenarios with REST-based services. This webcast will provide a tour of ACS features and demonstrate scenarios where the ACS can be employed to secure REST-based WCF services and other web resources. You’ll learn how to configure ACS, learn how to request a token from the ACS, and learn how applications and services can authorize access based on the ACS token.

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Michele Leroux Bustamante
Michele Leroux Bustamante is a Chief Architect with IDesign and Chief Security Architect for BiTKOO. She also holds several leadership roles in the technical community including Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems. With over 18 years of experience designing enterprise systems, in the past Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations. She has assembled and organized software development teams from the ground up, implemented processes for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and facilitated many successful large-scale enterprise application deployments, including capital fund raising, sales, and business development efforts. Michele specializes in training, mentoring and high-end architecture consulting services focusing on scalable and secure distributed architectures based on the .NET Framework with a focus on federated security and cloud computing scenarios. She participates in Software Design Reviews for products in the Microsoft roadmap, including WCF, Identity and  Azure. During the Beta 1 phase Michele participated in prototyping elements of the CardSpace technology for the product team. Michele has been advisor to University of California, San Diego Extension since 1994, establishing several successful certificate programs. Michele is a member of the International .NET Speakers Association (INETA); a frequent conference presenter at major technology conferences such as Tech Ed, PDC, Dev Connections, and NDC. Michele has been a conference chair for many conferences and events; and she regularly publishes in several technology journals. Michele’s latest book is Learning WCF (O’Reilly, 2007, updated 2008/2009). Visit her book blog at or her main blog at

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