If you've been around Azure for some time you'll know ACS is one of the foundation services that provides an open authentication platform that can use various identity providers as a source. Traditionally for Google-based identities ACS utilised OpenID which Google is retiring in favour of an OAuth 2.0 implementation ("OpenID Connect"). Microsoft has published … Continue reading Google OpenID and Azure ACS – Time to update!
Web 2.0 has lately been characterised by the increased proliferation of APIs available for consumption that create a "web of APIs" and open up the web for new businesses such as Stackla. In this post I am going to cover how you can utilise Windows Azure Access Control Services (ACS) as a Security Token Service … Continue reading Protect Your ASP.Net Web API Using Azure ACS Service Identities
I saw LinkedIn post today from Matt Barrie (head of freelancer.com) where he calls for the end of the ACS due to its questionable relevancy and the way in which it operates its Skills Assessment program. You should have a read. So why am I blogging about it? One item called out in the post … Continue reading Tweet-Pitch Your Job To A Non-Tech Person