Windows Azure Active Directory
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  • 1. Active Directory Pavlo Revenkov EPAM Cloud Computing Competency Center Email: Skype: rp_risingstar
  • 2. Active Directory as a Service 2 SQL Azure Tables Blobs Queues Worker-role Web-role Web-role Customer Active Directory
  • 3. User Relying party application Token? Federation provider Yes Google Facebook Active Directory No Token Identity providers Access Control Service 3
  • 4. User Relying party application Token? Active Directory Yes No Windows Azure Active Directory: - Identity Provider - Security Token Service 4
  • 5. Protocols Windows Azure Active Directory supports the following authentication protocols: • WS-Federation • OAuth 2.0 PREVIEW • SAML 2.0 5
  • 6. Active Directory as a Service 6 SQL Azure Tables Blobs Queues Worker-role Web-role Web-role Active Directory Customer Active Directory
  • 7. Single point of failure 7 User Relying party application Access Control Service Active Directory Windows Azure Active Directory
  • 8. Main characteristics 8 Windows Azure Active Directory: - Active Directory as a service - Single sign-on and single sign-out for Windows Azure applications - Manage users and groups - Integrating with on-premises Active Directory servers - Multi-factor authentication support - Usage reports
  • 9. Benefits 9 • Your application interacts only with Windows Azure Active Directory • No need to implement your own authorization mechanism • No need to setup and configure Active Directory virtual machine • Ability to synchronize with on-premises Active Directory • No single point of failure in case with Active Directory Federation Services
  • 10. Demo 10
  • 11. References Scenarios and Solutions:  Single Sign-On in your Web Application:  Windows Azure Active Directory Premium:  11
  • 12. Questions? 12