The concept of “Identity Management” is not my strongest suit, so I’ve been spending more time this year reading up on the topic and trying to gain additional perspective. Noticed yesterday on Vittorio’s blog that he announced the beta release of a new Identity Framework code named “Zermatt” targeted towards developers. Ignoring the fact that the code name sounds like either a robot villain or a rejected Muppet, this is actually a pretty interesting release. It’s basically a set of .NET framework objects that you use to implement claims-based identity models in your applications, thus avoiding tight coupling to custom user stores or particular directories.
Check out the great whitepaper for more information and examples of how it works. I’ve read it once, but need to re-read it about 6 more times.
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