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Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Release Candidate Is Out

This is the foundational plumbing on which ADFS v2 will run

I'm not sure how all this managed to slip by me, but apparently last Friday the Windows Identity Foundation Release Candidate was unleashed on the world.

Now keep in mind that this is not the ADFS v2 server, this is the foundational plumbing on which ADFS v2 will run.

Good news, though, is that if you're like me and you're using WIF to build your own STS websites, then the RC will suit you just fine and you don't have to wait for the ADFS v2.

Anyway, if you'd like to get your hands on some WIF action, click here for the download link.

It doesn't appear as though there are a lot of changes in the framework itself, though I think there are some possible breaking namespace changes but, I'm still downloading it so I don't know at this point. Also, you might want to pick up the Identity Training Kit. It has been revised and there's a new installer for the samples that works on Windows 7 that actually works and installs the SSL certs properly. Previous versions of the ID kit required lots of manual futzing around to get things to work properly with UAC and permissions and the whole "Internet Zone" download issue.

Enjoy!

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Kevin Hoffman, editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer's Journal, has been programming since he was 10 and has written everything from DOS shareware to n-tier, enterprise web applications in VB, C++, Delphi, and C. Hoffman is coauthor of Professional .NET Framework (Wrox Press) and co-author with Robert Foster of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed. He authors The .NET Addict's Blog at .NET Developer's Journal.