Back in August I tried to capture in a single view all the relevant aspects for token issuing of that LABS release of ACS: preconfigured identity providers, available issuer endpoints, credential types accepted, token types, and so on. Since then I’ve been using that infographic in various sessions, and it served me well to explain some of the hardest scenarios.
As I was revving one deck I stumbled in that slide, and found it outdated; hence I decided to align the content to what the service offers today, and explicitly add some of the elements that I often find myself drawing on top of the schema. So here it is! As usual, if you want to see a bigger version just click on the image.
I already explained in the last post the general structure of the diagram, and I won’t repeat it here as it remains largely unchanged: I just adjusted some labels according to feedback.
Other cumulative changes from the last 6 months:
I briefly chatted with Caleb about if it was the case to include the protocols that ACS uses for connecting with the various preconfigured IPs (ie OpenID with google and yahoo, Oauth2 with Facebook, etc) but the conclusion was that this is exactly one of the details you can stop worrying about when you outsource trust management to ACS
So there you have it. Don’t take it all the once, but rather use it as a GPS when you feel the need to understand where you are in the service. Happy exploring!