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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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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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 Fiddler With SAML and SharePoint to Get Past the Three Authentication Prompts

Eric Lawrence touches on this topic in one of his Fiddler blog posts, but unless you know what you're looking for it can be hard to track down so I am going to add the SharePoint twist on it here.  We often tell folks to use Fiddler to get an idea of what's going on…

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Windows Phone 8 Support for SharePoint and SAML

This is a fortunately small update to the post about Windows Phone 7.x and SAML SharePoint sites I originally wrote here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2011/09/09/windows-phone-7-and-other-mobile-access-to-sharepoint-2010-saml-sites-after-applying-sp1-and-june-2011-cu.aspx.  I was asked today about Windows Phone 8 support for SharePoint SAML sites on both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.  Well the short and good news is that it all seems to work…

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Creating an Azure Persistent VM for an Isolated SharePoint Farm

The first step in being able to create a persistent VM in Azure is to get your account upgraded to take advantage of these features, which are all in preview.  Once the features are enabled you can follow this process to get the various components configured to support running an isolated SharePoint farm.  In this…

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The SPMigrateUsers Tool for Changing Account Identities in SharePoint 2010

There are times in SharePoint when you want or need to change an account identity.  The best example is with SAML claims.  In virtually of my examples I use email address as the identity claim for users.  I do this because a) most people have an email address and b) an email address is something…

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