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Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook

Sandeep Chanda

Over 30 recipes to master claims-based identity and access control in .NET applications, using Windows Identity Foundation, Active Directory Federation Services, and Azure Access Control Services with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686204
Paperback294 pages

About This Book

  • Gain a firm understanding of Microsoft’s Identity and Access Control paradigm with real world scenarios and hands-on solutions.
  • Apply your existing .NET skills to build claims-enabled applications.
  • Includes step-by-step recipes on easy-to-implement examples and practical advice on real world scenarios.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a .NET developer looking forward to building access control in your applications using claims-based identity, then this is the best guide for you. This book is also an excellent choice for professionals and IT administrators trying to enable Single Sign-On across applications within the enterprise, and in the cloud spanning interoperable platforms.

No previous knowledge on the subject is necessary, however a strong foundation in the C# programming language and .NET Framework 4.0 is expected. A good understanding of authentication and authorization concepts (Windows and Forms based) in .NET would also help.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Claims-based Identity
Abstracting identity with claims
Designing claims-based tokens using Security Assertion Markup Language
Augmenting security with a claims-based architecture
Implementing federated security using a Security Token Service
Implementing Single Sign-On using claims
Implementing Single Sign-Out in a trust realm
Configuring certificates for the claims-based applications
Chapter 2: Programming with Windows Identity Foundation
Configuring applications for Windows Identity Foundation runtime support
Implementing claims in ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Applications
Extending the Windows integrated authentication to support claims-based identity
Implementing claims-based authentication and authorization in ASP.NET MVC 3
Designing claims-enabled WCF services
Implementing WIF Session Mode with a distributed token cache
Chapter 3: Advanced Programming with Windows Identity Foundation
Implementing the claims pipeline
Designing a custom Identity Provider Security Token Service (IP-STS)
Designing a custom Relying Party Security Token Service (RP-STS)
Implementing support for SAML 2.0 tokens
Implementing Windows identity impersonation with Claims to Windows Token Service (c2WTS)
Troubleshooting and monitoring in WIF
Chapter 4: Cloud-based Identity with Azure Access Control Service
Configuring Access Control Service for an ASP.NET MVC 3 relying party
Leveraging web-based identity providers such as Windows Live, Google, and Facebook
Designing secure REST services using ACS 2.0 and OAuth
Using ACS 2.0 Management Service
Securing Windows Phone applications using ACS 2.0
Securing iOS applications using ACS 2.0
Chapter 5: Identity Management with Active Directory Federation Services
Configuring a federation server
Implementing a federation scenario with WIF and AD FS 2.0
Implementing a identity delegation
Integrating AD FS 2.0 with Azure ACS 2.0
Troubleshooting in AD FS 2.0 with debug tracing
Chapter 6: Enterprise Server Interoperability with WIF, Azure ACS 2.0, and AD FS 2.0
Implementing claims-based authentication in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Implementing claims-based authentication in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011
Implementing identity with AD FS 2.0 for the applications hosted on Windows Azure
Integrating AD FS 2.0 with Office 365
Implementing Single Sign-On with Salesforce
Chapter 7: Extension and Future of Windows Identity Foundation
Securing Workflow Services using Workflow Foundation Security Pack CTP 1
Implementing WIF SAML 2.0 Extension CTP
Securing Windows 8 Metro applications using Azure ACS 2.0
Implementing machine-driven, claims-based access control with Windows Server 8 Dynamic Access Control and .NET Framework 4.5
Configuring Federation Services role in Windows Server 8

What You Will Learn

  • Master the different ways to extend the available runtime for a customized claims-based Single Sign-On implementation across interoperable platforms.
  • Understand Microsoft’s offering on claims-based identity.
  • Get to grips with enabling claims-based access control in your ASP.NET MVC 3 applications.
  • Extend the runtime to support OASIS SAML 2.0 profiles for security token exchange in Passive Federation scenarios.
  • Leverage cloud based access control services in your application.
  • Enable claims support in Windows Communication Foundation and provide your implementation of security token services.

In Detail

Implementing security as a cross-cutting concern has several challenges. Consequently, modern software development practices and Service Oriented Architectures are alluding to the idea of claims-based Identity for access control. Microsoft’s Identity and Access Control paradigm leverages industry standard open specifications and provides tools, runtime and platform support for facilitating the development of claims-enabled applications.

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook explores real world scenarios on building claims-enabled .NET applications using Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) and Windows Azure Access Control Services (ACS).

This book covers all aspects of several real world challenges that professional developers face while enabling support for claims-based identity across interoperable platforms and building claims-enabled applications. The book then goes on to explore AD FS 2.0 and provides step-by-step details on how claims support is enabled in Microsoft’s server technologies.

The book starts by introducing you to the world of claims-based identity in .NET Framework 4.0. It then moves on to showcase the capabilities of the runtime and the associated SDK including the steps to perform identity delegation in ASP.NET MVC 3 applications, create WCF security token services, extend the runtime to provide support for SAML 2.0 specifications and use AppFabric as a trusted source for implementing access control. Further, the book explores AD FS 2.0 and features recipes showcasing steps to configure claims in Microsoft’s server technologies. It also features a chapter on some of the newer capabilities of the runtime including providing support for claims in Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows 8 Metro applications.

Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook provides a mix of recipes from basic to advanced to enable professional developers to implement claims-based identity in enterprise-wide scalable and interoperable applications.


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