Saturday, April 20, 2013

Windows azure active directory demystified

This month Microsoft has released their new shining baby, called windows azure active directory. with this feature Microsoft has give totally new meaning to their existing ADDS – Active directory domain service.

There huge different between ADDS and WAAD.

There are many differences between these two, i will differentiate in one line here, as my goal to cover all the basic thing , what can be done by WAAD.

ADDS: It is something we deploy in our organization for user and rights management purpose, in you organization.

WAAD: It is something you are using your user and right management for any application out of your organization.

We will see all Windows azure active directory feature one by one.

Part-1 : Setting up windows azure active directory

Part-2: Setting up stand alone windows azure active directory federation for you asp.net application.

Part-3: Setting up windows azure active directory federation with ACS.

Part-4: Adding Roles and User in Windows azure active directory(WAAD).

Part-5:Getting user roles, and adding them as claim, Using GRAPH API.

Part-6:Adding Role based authentication in asp.net application,with windows azure active directory(WAAD) and ACS.