Archive for November 2012
“This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of the single sign-on feature of Windows Azure Active Directory/Office 365 with Shibboleth 2 along with planning and deploying such a system in their environment.” Has an example of using AD LDS as the user account and attribute store.
The single, best reference by far on the Dynamic Access Control feature is the Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 guide by Mike Stephens of Microsoft. The guide was updated February 2013 from the previous “beta” version.
The scenario guide for Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control is on TechNet.
Three sessions at TechEd 2012 covered:
A Build 2012 conference session by Dave McPherson (who you may remember from such technologies as AzMan and “RBAC in the middle tier”) re-presented some of the deep dive content but with added insight into the internals of conditional expressions in Windows; the CALLBACK_ACE_TYPE was entirely new to me. Dave also discussed scalability with respect to security group rationalization and token bloat. There is more material on Extending & customizing Dynamic Access Control on MSDN and there’s information on what partners and ISVs are doing with this technology here. Changes to maximum token size in Windows Server 2012 are discussed here.
If you want to see more demos or walkthroughs of the key components of Dynamic Access Control then check out these, largely at the Microsoft Virtual Academy.
For information on using Dynamic Access Control in multi-forest scenarios see here.
For information on support for DAC in Windows Server 2012 DFSR see here.
A webinar covering “Using Microsoft Dynamic Access Control for Electronic Export Compliance” (US ITAR and EAR) is here.
At a higher level of abstraction the functional specification and use cases for Dynamic Access Control are part of Microsoft’s Open Protocol Specifications, in particular see:
the PDF of which is most convenient for reading.