IdHdrLogoWindows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 package has been released. The updated WIF works with .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. The announcement was made on the Federated Identity and the Identity Metasystem Team's blog at Announcing the Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0 targeting Visual Studio 2010.

The new kit includes out of the box WIF templates that work with Visual Studio 2010 and samples that work with .NET Framework 4.0.

You can download the WIF SDK 4.0 setup package from here.

About Windows Identity Framework

Windows Identity Foundation enables .NET developers to externalize identity logic from their application, improving developer productivity, enhancing application security, and enabling interoperability.  Enjoy greater productivity, applying the same tools and programming model to build on-premises software as well as cloud services.  Create more secure applications by reducing custom implementations and using a single simplified identity model based on claims.  Enjoy greater flexibility in application deployment through interoperability based on industry standard protocols, allowing applications and identity infrastructure services to communicate via claims.

For more information, see Windows Identity Foundation Simplifies User Access for Developers on MSDN.

Windows Identity Foundation is part of Microsoft's identity and access management solution built on Active Directory that also includes:

  • Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) a security token service for IT that issues and transforms claims and other tokens, manages user access and enables federation and access management for simplified single sign-on.
  • Windows CardSpace 2.0 Beta 2: the end user component of Microsoft’s user access platform for developers and IT professionals that helps simplify access to applications and other systems with an open claims-based model.

AD FS 2 shipped this last week. See Single Sign-On Simplified With AD FS 2.0 for more information.

Getting Started with Identity

Learn more about how you can use AD FS 2 and WIF in your applications at Identity Developer Training Course on Channel 9. You will find a developer training kit and hands on labs.

Developer Training Kit offers a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and references that are designed to help you learn how to use Microsoft's identity products and services.

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Whitepaper for Developers

AD FS 2.0 Design and Deployment Guides. Learn how to set up and deploy ADFS 2.0 with these deploy and design guides from our TechNet Library.

Patterns and Practices provides Claims Based Identity and Access Control Guide for Developers.

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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