Michèle Leroux Bustamante

Michele Leroux Bustamante is chief architect for IDesign, chief security architect for BiTKOO, a Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems. Visit her main blog at www.michelelerouxbustamante.com. Follow her tweets at @michelebusta.

Articles by Michèle Leroux Bustamante
Adding Context to Federation Messages
Michele Leroux Bustamante explains how to pass parameters for requests sent to a Security Token Service (STS) or to handle responses from an STS, for active or passive federation using Windows Identity Foundation.
WCF Authorization Kicked Up a Notch
In this column, Michele Leroux Bustamante shows you how to enhance the authorization experience. You'll learn how to work with the default set of WIF components to supply access checks, and how to implement a custom ServiceAuthorizationManager to install a custom ClaimsPrincipal type for the request thread—exposing a friendlier object model for access checks.
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Windows Azure Developer Tips and Tricks
As with any new software development platform, Windows Azure development has its own learning curve. But with the help of these real-world tips from Michele Leroux Bustamante, you'll be well on your way to becoming a more productive Windows Azure developer.
A Service Level Agreement: Your Best Friend in the Cloud
I can tell you that the one thing that gave me, my team, my company, and our customers the most confidence was the Service Level Agreement (SLA). I’m not just talking about a document with hopeful promises regarding quality of service—I’m talking about a document that is backed by solid reports and produced from meticulous network and system review.
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Generating SAML Tokens with WIF: Part 2 1
Michele Leroux Bustamante concludes her discussion of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens, showing how to produce tokens from WCF and WIF-enabled clients and handle issues that can occur when inter-operating with other platforms using SAML tokens.
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Generate SAML Tokens Using Windows Identity Foundation 6
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) assertions, aka SAML tokens, are a core element of active and passive federation. This article explains common features of a SAML assertion and shows how to build one using Windows Identity Foundation components.
ASP.NET and the Access Control Service
Protect your web resources--such as Web Form pages, requests targeting custom HTTP handlers, MVC endpoints, and others--by using AppFabric Access Control and Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) with ASP.NET. Michele Leroux Bustamante walks you through code examples that show you how to use Access Control to secure web services.
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Access Control in the Cloud: Windows Azure AppFabric's ACS
Michele Leroux Bustamante introduces you to the Access Control Service, part of the Windows Azure Platform's AppFabric, and explains how it works as a standards-based token issuer in the cloud, supporting federated security scenarios for REST-based web resources.
WCF and the Access Control Service 2
Michele Leroux Bustamante dives deeper into how the Access Control Service (ACS) can be used to protect REST-based services built with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and provides a set of components that encapsulate the ACS token-request and token-authentication processes for clients and services.
Implementing Single Sign-On and Sign-Out in ASP.NET Apps 1
Continue your education in federation, as Michele Leroux Bustamante explains how Windows Identity Federation works with ASP.NET to facilitate single sign-on and single sign-out in web applications.
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Caching Issued Security Tokens at the Client
In a federated security scenario, there are times when you'll want to reuse or cache security tokens in Windows clients to avoid prompting a user for credentials more than once when tokens are shared between multiple proxies.
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A Crash Course in Windows Identity Foundation 3
Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), formerly code-named Geneva, enables .NET developers to build claims-based applications and services and support federated security scenarios. Here is a tour of WIF, with examples of how to conee WIF for the WCF service and using WIF to build an active or passive security token service and passive federation for ASP.NET.
A Lesson in SMTP
Michele Leroux Bustamante provides a tutorial on formatting mailmessages with plain text, HTML, attachments, and more.
Going Mobile with WCF
I have received many questions about mobile devices communicating with WCF services. There are not a lot of resources available on this subject, so I decided to brush up on the details myself to provide some guidance here.
Versioning WCF Services: Part I
With an overview of the version tolerance provided by Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Michele Leroux Bustamante kicks off a two-part series on versioning service contracts and data contracts.
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