Security and Identity in the Cloud

Cloud Identity Blog is my way to discuss, show and share information about different technology topics, mainly in the Security, Identity and Access Management areas.

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  • Blog Post: Claims based Authentication – Part II

    In previous post we started examination of the authentication process in our demo environment. Lets examine what happens in step 5 of the step-step guide. During this step Contoso STS was configured to work with Fabrikam STS. There were three primary steps in this process: Add Fabrikam STS as Identity...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Business Ready Security–Secure Collaboration with Partners by using AD FS

    Did you know that you can download virtual labs to your own host system and test Microsoft Business Ready Security (BRS) solutions? It is available to anyone on the Internet. Go check it out for yourself: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=190269 If for some reason you can not download those labs...
  • Blog Post: Claims Based Authentication – Part III

    This is continuation of two previous posts. Please check them out first, otherwise this one might not make much sense at all. Step 6 in step-step guide configures Fabrikam STS with Relying Party and shows how to configure Information Cards to automate home realm discovery. I’m not going to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Secure Application Access with ADFS and UAG – UAG providing FBA

    More and more companies wish to provide secure access to their applications from external locations. At the same time, many of these applications starting to adopt new authentication technologies, for example, like Claims based authentication. The following demonstration shows how companies can use Forefront...
  • Blog Post: Claim Based Authentication IV

    In previous three posts we examined how claim authentication flow works for users in the same domain as SharePoint site and for users from other organizations. As we have seen, the value for Role claim was based on the Active Directory group membership. For instance, Frank Miller from Fabrikam was given...
  • Blog Post: Secure Application Access by using AD FS and UAG – Strong Authentication

    In the last two posts on this subject I showed to you how to use UAG with Forms Based Authentication and as ADFS Proxy. Todays demonstration shows how to use it with Strong Authentication – Certificate Authentication. The topology in this configuration is very similar to the FBA topology, but it requires...
  • Blog Post: Claims based Authentication - Part I

    Claims based authentication is getting more ground and with more practical applications we’ll see more and more adoption of this technology. Recently I downloaded and went through step-step demonstration on using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Active Directory Federation Services v2 (ADFS...