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patterns & practices Developer Center September 2011 Imagine a world where you don't have to worry about authentication. Imagine instead that all requests to your application already include the information you need to make access control decisions and to personalize the application for the user. In this world, your applications can trust another system component to securely provide user information, such as the user's name or email address, a manager's email address, or even a purchasing authorization limit.
Windows Azure Authentication Library The Windows Azure Authentication Library (AAL) enables client application developers to easily authenticate users to Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) or other identity providers, and then obtain access tokens for securing API calls. AAL also enables service developers to secure their resources by providing validation logic for incoming tokens. More…