App Scenario – REST with AppFabric Access Control

- J.D. Meier, Paul Enfield.


Scenario - REST 1 - REST with Access Control - scenario.JPG


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Solution Summary Table

Area Comment
Authentication * REST Service deployed in Azure
* App Fabric Access Control Service (ACS) used for access control
* Authentication based on claims provided by ACS
* Trust relationship established between RESTful service and ACS
* Namespace created in ACS to map input claims to output claims
* Client retrieves SWT from ACS, and provides this to REST service to gain access
Authorization * Resource authorization based on claims
Communication * Communication with ACS occurs via oAuth WRAP
* Claims provided by ACS are carried in Simple Web Token (SWT)
* oAuth WRAP messages carried over HTTP

Contributors and Reviewers

  • External Contributors and Reviewers: Adam Grocholski; Kevin Lam; Terrance Snyder
  • Microsoft: Scott Densmore; Vidya Vrat Agarwal

Last edited May 27, 2010 at 11:13 PM by paulenfield, version 6


rajeshba May 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM 
Excellent article. The implementation of this can be found here