This release builds on the prior August release of the Access Control Service, and adds the following features:
· Support for OAuth 2.0 Web Server and assertion profiles (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-oauth-v2-10)
· Additional support for X.509 certificate authentication via WS-Trust and Service Identities
· The ability to map Identity Providers to Relying Parties
· Several updates to the Management Web Portal:
o Upload a WS-Fed Metadata file through the portal
o Additional fields uploading encrypting and decrypting certificates
o Expanded support for machine keys (password, symmetric key, and X.509) and creation of valid usage dates
We’ve also added some more documentation and updated samples on our CodePlex project: http://acs.codeplex.com.
For more information about the Access Control Service, see the Channel 9 video at http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Identity/Introducing-the-new-features-of-the-August-Labs-release-of-the-Access-Control-Service.
Like always, I encourage you to check it out and let the team know what you think.
The Windows Azure AppFabric Team