Chapter 1. Claims-Based Identity

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) enables you to apply the principles of claims-based identity when securing your Microsoft .NET application. Claims-based identity is so important that I want to make sure you understand it well before I formally introduce Windows Identity Foundation.

Claims-based identity is a natural way of dealing with identity and access control. However, the old ways of doing this are well established, so before delving into the new approach, it’s useful to describe and challenge the classic assumptions about authentication and authorization. Once you have a clear understanding of some of the issues with ...

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