Bug Alert for April CU and Migrating Users

Just heard about a nasty little bug in the April CU from my friend Syed.  He was using the SPWebApplication.MigrateUsers method to migrate accounts from one claim value to another (i.e. like if you were migrating from Windows claims to SAML claims, or in his case, changing identity claim values).  Turns out after doing the…

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Signout With SharePoint 2013 and SAML

Today's topic is one for which I deserve zero credit, I'm just putting out info that one of our crack engineers, Chad Ray, managed to dig up.  I wanted to publish it here because I've worked with and talked to so many folks in the past who have struggled with getting a truly complete signout…

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SAML in a Box – Inviting External Users to Your SharePoint Farm

Those of you who follow the Share-n-Dipity blog know that I don’t really do much in the way of product endorsements.  However, you have probably also figured out that I’m a big SAML fan, so when a friend of mine recently released a new product for this market it really caught my eye.  If you’ve…

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SAML Support for SharePoint-Hosted Apps with ADFS 3.0

This is another case where I'm just passing information along here, based on the great work of others.  As you probably know, we did not have a good story for SharePoint-hosted apps in web application that uses SAML authentication with ADFS 2.0.  However, I have had reports from a couple of different teams now that…

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Claim Type Exceptions with Custom Claims Providers in SharePoint 2013

This issue applies to SharePoint 2010 as well but…suppose you have created a custom claims provider and one of the things you want to do is to have some custom claim types that you use.  What I mean by custom claim types is just that they are not one of the standard out of the…

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Creating a Yammer-Centric Security Setup for SharePoint 2013

Okay, I’m going to preface everything in this post by saying what I’m going to be describing is not what you would consider the most secure SharePoint web application in the world.  If you are working with sensitive content then this is probably (but not absolutely) NOT the best solution for you.  However, if you…

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Checklist for Issues with Custom Claims Providers in SharePoint 2010 and 2013

As I was going round and round a few weeks ago trying to figure out why my custom claims provider was not working as I anticipated, one of our great developers (Chris R.) gave me a list of things to look at to try and diagnose the issue.  After spending about 5 minutes on his…

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