PREVIOUS: Security in SharePoint Apps – Part 7
For this, the very last in the series, I just wanted to briefly talk at a high level about the process you should be doing when developing an App for a SharePoint site that uses SAML (or FBA for that matter). I’ve already written a detailed post on the “how” you develop an application for this scenario, I just want to cover the high level overview because I’ve seen some folks getting stuck trying to wrap their head around this and figure out how to even get started. So here are the basic steps when you need to build this out.
The first caveat here is I’m going to assume that you already have SharePoint up and running, and one or more web applications configured to use SAML authentication. Also…I strongly recommend that at least at first, you use both Windows and SAML authentication on the web site where you will be doing your development. It will greatly simplify the process while you are trying to get everything up and running. Now…knowing that, here’s how you can think about tackling this:
With that, I’ll conclude this series. This topic is one that I expect will continue to rapidly evolve over the next few years because let’s face it – SharePoint Apps are really a v1 release, so they’re going to keep getting better and open up many new opportunities. I hope you find this series helpful as you build your SharePoint Apps and figure out how make the security model work for you.
Just wanted to thank you for your hard work and let you know someone is reading! I read every word of each section. And this article really needed to be written. As you point out, the documentation does not provide enough 'what this means' type of instructions.