Chapter 5. WIF and WCF

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) is the ideal complement to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for handling authentication and authorization for services. Although you still use WCF for defining bindings and handling service details, the WIF programming model offers a much easier and more natural way of defining security requirements, working with claims in the service body, and authorizing requests before they reach their destination.

This chapter requires you to already know your way through WCF, which is a prerequisite for understanding how WIF enhances and at times supersedes existing WCF practices.

The first section, The Basics, covers the core integration points ...

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