Monday, June 30, 2014

ADFS : VS 2013 and FedUtil

In VS 2013, there was a wizard called FedUtil which handled the "binding" between your WIF project and ADFS, sorted out the web.config configuration etc.

In VS 2012, this wizard was called the "Identity and Access Tool"

In VS 2013, there was - oh that's right - nothing!

But, fear not, there is a way.

Using VS 2013 Update 2:

  • Create an ASP.NET Web Application
  • Click "Change Authentication"
  • Select the "Organisational Accounts" radio button
  • In the "Cloud - Single Organisation" drop down - select "On-Premises"
  • Under "On-Premises Authority", enter the ADFS Metadata URL
  • Under "App ID URI", type the identifier or leave blank for default
  • Click "OK"
  • Back on the "New ASP.NET Project" screen, Authentication should say "Organisational Auth (On-Premises)"
  • Click OK
  • Done

When the project is created, you'll see the web.config has been updated.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Stackoverflow : 15,000 rep

Well, taken a while but just crossed that boundary!

So I can now:

"protect questions

Privilege type: Moderation privilege
Awarded at: 15,000 reputation"

Only one more privilege to get:

"trusted user
Privilege type: Milestone privilege
Awarded at: 20,000 reputation"

So just a small matter of another 5,000!

Why do I do it? - basically:

  • I like helping people
  • I try and evangelise Identity - and this is a good way to do it
  • I learn something every time I research an answer

Most of the time, I pretty much know the answer but it's that quest for the "perfect" answer that leads to research which leads to me better understanding something.

Also, half the time when I try and explain something I realise I don't understand it as well as I thought I did or as well as I should!

See An Ode to Server Fault for a similar viewpoint.