New SharePoint 2013 authentication process and Test Lab Guide overview videos

Following on the cool upgrade videos published by Samantha Robertson, the following new conceptual videos that describe SharePoint 2013 authentication processes are now available: Windows claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 Forms-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 SAML-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 These videos step you through the details of claims-based authentication for user access…


Troubleshooting methodology content for SharePoint environments with the new “Claims authentication does not validate user” topic

The Claims authentication does not validate user troubleshooting topic is now available. I see troubleshooting content as falling into two categories: break-fix and troubleshooting methodology. Break-fix troubleshooting content is designed to fix a known problem based on a specific configuration and symptom. Many Knowledgebase articles fall into this category and the content typically consists of…


New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever wondered what “i:0#.w|contosochris” (or something like it) meant in the display of user sign-in information on a SharePoint site or in Unified Logging Service (ULS) log files? Well, wonder no longer. This topic describes the syntax and encoding of these…