Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure to be presenting together with Maarten Balliauw of AZUG, the Belgian User Group on Windows Azure, on how to identity-enable cloud applications. Of course, a large chunck of this was discussing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and the Azure Appfabric Access Control Service (ACS).
The presentation can be accessed here:
Conclusion was of course that it is quite easy to build identity-enabled apps with the building blocks that Microsoft is offering us: ADFSv2, ACS and WIF. We did show how easy it is to build a scalable identity infrastructure and the steps needed to make applications integrate these building blocks and all this based on well-known industry standards.
Of course, a big thanks to Ordina to sponsor this event, enabling us to share the message!
BTW, winsec's next event (on October 27) will be around Forefront Identity Manager and reporting. More information on the winsec.be website. Registration for the event via this link.