Authenticate Orchard users with AppFabric Access Control Service.
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The Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control (AC) service is a hosted service that provides federated authentication and rules-driven, claims-based authorization for REST Web services.
Windows Azure AppFabric provides a comprehensive cloud middleware platform for developing, deploying and managing applications on the Windows Azure Platform.
In this introductory hands-on lab you will learn how to take advantage of the ACS for outsourcing authentication, managing multiple identity sources, performing some basic authorization tasks and take control of the authentication experience.
The Access Control Service (ACS) 2.0 allows you to integrate single sign on (SSO) and centralized authorization into your web applications.
From the initial release of Orchard, the new .NET CMS, I have been wondering how difficult (or easy) it would be to integrate external (“federated”) authentication like Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service with it.
We are very happy to announce the general availability of the April release of Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service!
At the recent MIX 2011 conference, Microsoft announced updates to its existing cloud-based Access Control Service (ACS) that supports new web-friendly and enterprise-grade identity providers, while beefing up its support for standard communication protocols, improving the developer experience and enhancing the online management portal.
There are tons of technical resources out there detailing how to implement/code ACS, which I will share at the end of this post.
The Access Control Service is one of the two main components of the Windows Azure platform AppFabric.