Digital Identity for .NET Applications: A Technology Overview
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Identity is an inescapable aspect of distributed applications. The .NET world provides several technologies that developers can use in this area, but figuring out what each one does and how they fit together can be challenging. I've written a Microsoft-sponsored white paper to help people find their way through this thicket of options. Available here
, the technologies it describes include ADFS, Windows Cardspace, and several more.
Handling identity well should be a fundamental competence for anybody who creates .NET applications. The goal of this paper is to help people get started on the path to acquiring this competence.