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Continuing my post “Brokered authentication for REST active clients” , I will show today how the client code can be simplified using the new HttpClient (WCF REST Starter kit 2) and some custom http processing stages attached to its pipeline. The first...
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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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When SAML is used in conjunction with WS-Security, only an small piece of the token is encrypted, the proof key for the relying party. The rest of the token goes in plain text, that also includes the user's claims. < saml:Assertion > < saml:Conditions...
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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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According to the Geneva documentation, "SecurityTokenHandler defines an interface for plugging custom token handling functionality. Using the SecurityTokenHandler you can add functionality to serialize, de-serialize, authenticate and create and specific...
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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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