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Configuring a WCF service to use federated authentication in an organization is not something trivial as it requires some good knowledge of the available security settings, and more precisely, how to talk to the existing security token services with the...
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WS-Trust 1.4 introduced a new feature called as “ActAs” for addressing common scenarios where an application needs to call a service on behalf of the logged user or a service needs to call another service on behalf of the original caller. These are typical...
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I have been thinking for a while about what could be a good way to support brokered authentication for active REST clients. Something I did not want to do was to force the use of WS-Trust Active profile, which is in essence SOAP based. Some of the qualities...
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Geneva framework supports today the two WS-Trust profiles, Active and Passive. The active profile deals specially with applications that are able to make soap request to any WS-Trust endpoint. On other hand, the passive profile is for clients that are...
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The other day and friend of mine asked me about portable STS implementations, if I knew about any available solution that he could use on his company. That reminded me of a conversation I had like two years ago with another developer working on custom...
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According to the WS-Trust specification, a service consumer has a way to negotiate or ask for specific claims to the STS. Those claims (or some of them) will be generally used by the service implementation running on the relying party. They are negotiated...
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Zermatt is the framework recently released by Microsoft to develop claim-aware applications. You can find some announcements here and here . This framework supports the WS-Federation active and passive profiles. This last one was initially designed with...
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One of the discussions that we had during the last summit with the rest of "Connected Systems" MVPs was the possibility of supporting a Federation Scenario over TCP in WCF. For many of us that scenario was possible in theory, but unfortunately no documentation...
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