We are one step away from releasing wave 2 of our authentication libraries for .NET! Today we published the release candidates of both our Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for .NET/Windows Store/Windows Phone and (in collaboration with our ASP.NET friends) the new OWIN middleware components for OpenId Connect and WS-Federation.
The important changes we introduced in this preview refresh are the last we plan to make before GA. The development surface you see in this release is, saved for recall class bugs, the same surface the libraries will have at release. Some highlights:
We now enter the stabilization phase: please help us by giving the new libraries a spin and filing issues directly here for the OWIN components and here for ADAL.
We are very excited to be on the verge of releasing our new wave of developer libraries. The first wave unlocked the potential of Active Directory for many applications and services, inside and outside Microsoft. We hope that the extended reach and new features in this next wave will help even more people to secure their apps!
Alex Simons (twitter: Alex_A_Simons)Director of Program ManagementActive Directory and Protection Division