Claims-based identity is becoming the standard approach to working with identity. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of claims-based identity using Microsoft technologies as concrete examples. The goal is to provide a big-picture overview, explaining what this approach offers, how it works, and why you would use it.
David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. David has been the keynote speaker for more than a hundred events, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of people in forty-five countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages, and his consulting clients have included HP, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation.
Claims-Based Identity for Windows: The Big Picture David Chappell: Let's start with the truth; the truth is that claims based identity is a great idea. It's a much better way to deal with the challenges identity brings than what we have been doing and while it does introduce some new ideas, they're not terribly complicated. So understanding this topic at a high level is not really hard; to help you do this, I'm going to walk through three modules in this course, I'm going to begin by making sure you understand the fundamental ideas and abstractions that underlie claims based identity. To make these more concrete, we'll then look at some examples of technologies that we use to implement these ideas; the examples I'm going to use are Microsoft technologies and then to make it even more concrete, I will end by walking through a group of scenarios that illustrate how these ideas make life better for people who build applications and even those who use them in a variety of situations. The goal is to give you the big picture of claims based identity.