Note: update just to clarify wording: The inclusion of claims-based identity within SP2010 is one of the more strategic advances organizations should monitor and evaluate as the beta moves towards general release. Improving how SharePoint handles identity is one of the most strategic areas for SharePoint 2010 to improve on over how identity is handled in MOSS 2007 (from a social computing perspective):
Posted By: Vittorio Bertocci | Today @ 12:50 AM | 55 Views | 0 Comments
When it comes to identity management intensive applications, it's hard to top Sharepoint. Whether you are signing in a portal, accessing a document or using a webpart for reaching out to external web services, your identity is going to be the factor that drives it all.
Vittorio went to visit Venky Veeraraghavan, Program Manager Lead in the Sharepoint team, to discuss how Sharepoint deals with identity challenges. Venky gives a fantastic explanation of how claims-based identity and Windows Identity Foundation helped the Sharepoint team to deliver on the identity functionalities they needed without getting entangled in low level details such as protocol handling.