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Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) August 2010 Labs Release

Windows Azure AppFabric is the new name for .Net Services, and currently includes service bus and access control only. Microsoft has started making regular, monthly updates to Azure AppFabric. Included in the August access-control update to Azure AppFabric are the following new features:

  • Integration with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and tooling
  • Out-of-the-box support for web identity providers including: Windows Live ID, OpenID, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook
  • Out-of-the-box support for Active Directory Federation Server v2.0
  • Support for OAuth WRAP, WS-Trust, and WS-Federation protocols
  • Support for SAML 1.1, SAML 2.0, and Simple Web Token (SWT) token formats
  • Integrated and customizable Home Realm Discovery that allows end-users to choose their identity provider
  • An OData-based Management Service that provides programmatic access to ACS configuration
  • A Web Portal that allows administrative access to ACS configuration

Download From: Labs Environment | Features Screencast


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