Using Azure ACS in a web application through WIF.

Download the : WindowsIdentityFoundation-SDK-4.0.msi
Download the Web Platform Installer.  THen select MVC tools (this will allow the razor engine to be installed as well)
Application Portal for Azure

Some ACS Setup First.

Setup the relying parties (Know your local Web server start and landing URI’s)

 Setup the Rule Group:
Use the WIF plugin within Visual Studio.



Your web.config should be altered like so:

Categories: AZURE

3 replies »

  1. Hi,
    That is a very elaborate representation. Thank you.
    however, I have a query. Suppose all my web apps (using browsers) have to be integrated with a single custom IDP only, and will never deal with any other IDP, can I build my apps so that they will directly trust the IDP and there will not be any role for ACS.

    What are the pros and cons of such a view…

    1. If apps don’t have to integrate with any other IDP, I see no problem.
    2. If there is a restriction that an app has to trust only an ACS for tokens, then this makes sense. But why should this be the case.

    As I am seeing it, ACS is playing a role as an STS only. I am not yet sure of session management for applications in Azure.

    so I want to know what I am missing here if we have to go with ACS only for federated authentication and authorization.

    Thanks and Regards,

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