Federation and Issued Tokens
With Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), you can create clients that communicate securely with services that implement the WS-Federation and WS-Trust specifications. The specifications use XML, SOAP, and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) to provide mechanisms that enable authentication and authorization across different trust realms.
In This Section
- Provides an overview of federation.
- Federation and Trust
- Lists the design issues to be aware of when creating federated services or clients.
- How to: Create a Federated Client
- Describes the basics of creating a federated client with WCF.
- How to: Configure Credentials on a Federation Service
- Describes the steps of creating a federated service.
- How to: Create a WSFederationHttpBinding
- Describes how to configure clients and services that use the WSFederationHttpBinding.
- How to: Create a Security Token Service
- Describes the steps of creating a security token service.
- SAML Tokens and Claims
- Describes Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) tokens, which are extensible and enable you to create rich claim types.
- How to: Configure a Local Issuer
- Describes how to create a local issuer of security tokens.
- How to: Disable Secure Sessions on a WSFederationHttpBinding
- Describes how to disable secure sessions on a WSFederationHttpBinding. Disabling secure sessions is necessary when creating a Web farm that requires a session for each client.