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OAuth2 with SAML2.0 Authentication

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There aren’t many examples of OAuth2 working with SAML 2.0 as an authentication method on the Internet. The purpose of this post is to provide a simple implementation of these two technologies working together. First a bit of background. Since there are many articles explaining the workings of both OAuth and SAML on their own we have provided only a brief summary of each with relevant links for reference. Brief summary of SAML 2.0 SAML 2.0 is an XML based framework that is used for describing and exchanging security information. It can be used for Single Sign On (SSO), Identity Management and Federation. More
in depth information can be found here: SAML Technical Overview. Brief summary of OAuth 2 OAuth 2 is an authorisation framework that enables applications to obtain limited access to user accounts. However it does not deal with authentication. A more detailed explanation of this can be found here: An Introduction to OAuth2. SAML 2.0 and OAuth 2 terminology Some of the SAML and OAuth terms are for similar concepts. Below is a list that should clarify the similarities. SAML terms with OAuth equivalents in brackets: Service Provider (Resource Server) – This is where the resources the client wishes to access reside. Client...(Read whole news on source site)

#Windows 10 November update: Get facts, tips & more on Lock Screen

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Windows 10 November update features a new settings, which when enabled, let you receive fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your Lock Screen. This is a new feature, you will get in Windows 10 version 1511 (build: 10586.3) and above. If you didn’t receive this update yet, check the Windows Update service. In this small blog post, I will show you how to enable or disable this option from the Windows 10 settings app. Continue reading to know more about it.   Windows 10 November Update allows you to receive fun facts, tips, tricks and
more directly delivered to your lock screen. To change this option, open the settings app from the Start and navigate to the Personalization settings as shown in the below screenshot:  From the left side navigation pane, select “Lock screen”. This will open the lock screen settings at the right pane. Scroll it down until you find a toggle button option that says “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen”. When enabled, you will get the updates in your lock screen. To disable receiving the updates, turn it off.  You can find my Windows 10 Tips and...(Read whole news on source site)

Connect(); 2015

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Yesterday, Microsoft held their Connect(); event.  They had some major announcements around the product formerly known as Visual Studio Online, Azure, and more.  This is a list of some of the things that were covered: Visual Studio Team Services is born!  For those of you that have been using the cloud version of TFS, you […]

The Morning Brew #1972

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A Bumper edition today with all the news from yesterday’s Connect(); // 2015 event Connect() Announcing .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC – Rich Lander announces the release candidate of .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 RC with a number of improvements from previous releases to both the Core Runtime and BCL as well as the […]