Tool to Get Token Signing Certificate Out of ACS

I continue to be regularly annoyed when I want to go snag the token signing certificate out ACS for use with federating to my various projects, like SharePoint sites.  I've written in a couple or more blog postings about how you go to your tenant, find your federation metadata xml endpoint, retrieve the Xml from…

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Integrating SharePoint 2013 with Azure Active Directory – Part 1 Configuration

NOTE:  I updated this 10/9/2013 because some of the Url references I had below had changed between when I did it (when AAD was in preview) and now (RTM). The Azure Active Directory (AAD) team has made the first release of their product.  Along the way they’ve added functionality that allows you to configure AAD…

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Using ACS with the New Azure Web Sites

This is effectively just a "retweet" but I wanted to call this out because it was very helpful recently solving a problem in what I think is an important scenario – using ACS for federated identity management with an application hosted in the new Azure web sites.  Vittorio Bertocci posted on the relatively easy change…

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The Azure Custom Claim Provider for SharePoint Project Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I briefly outlined the goals for this project, which at a high level is to use Windows Azure table storage as a data store for a SharePoint custom claims provider.  The claims provider is going to use the CASI Kit to retrieve the data it needs from Windows Azure…

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The Azure Custom Claim Provider for SharePoint Project Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I briefly outlined the goals for this project, which at a high level is to use Windows Azure table storage as a data store for a SharePoint custom claims provider.  The claims provider is going to use the CASI Kit to retrieve the data it needs from Windows Azure…

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The Azure Custom Claim Provider for SharePoint Project Part 1

Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve added new content about SAML claims, so I decided to come back around and write some more about it in a way that links together some of my favorite topics – SharePoint, SAML, custom claims providers, the CASI Kit and Azure.  This is the first part in…

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Facebook DataView WebPart Code from SharePoint Conference

For those of you who attended my SPC 351 session at SharePoint Conference today (Hitting the Ground Running with Claims Authentication), there was a request for some source code.   As promised, I'm attaching a zip file with the source to the Facebook DataView WebPart I demonstrated.  It's based on using ACS to log into a…

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Troubleshooting Blank Response Pages When Using Federation with ACS and Facebook

I've had this scenario come up a few times now when working through various federation scenarios.  These cases always involve using Facebook as an oAuth source for login, or Azure's AppFabric ACS as a federated identity provider.  The common behavior is that you are doing something either interactively through the browser or programmatically by making…

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Federated SAML Authentication with SharePoint 2010 and Azure Access Control Service Part 2

In the first post in this series (http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2011/05/05/federated-saml-authentication-with-sharepoint-2010-and-azure-access-control-service-part-1.aspx) I described how to configure SharePoint to establish a trust directly with the Azure Access Control (ACS) service and use it to federate authentication between ADFS, Yahoo, Google and Windows Live for you and then use that to get into SharePoint.  In part 2 I’m going to…

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