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How to authenticate a non-Active Directory user in "Geneva" Server

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  • I am looking at setting up "Geneva" Server in an environment where we have internal website users that are in Active Directory and external users who are not. For the external users we would like to present a custom login/registration page and to authenticate users against an external users database.

    What I've read so far seems to indicate that the "Geneva" Server passive authentication approach only works against Active Directory. I can't see a way to configure it to use any other store of users (other than for providing additional claims once a user has been authenticated).

    At the moment, the only solution I can think of is to write a custom STS for authenticating the external users and then setting this up as an identity provider in  "Geneva" Server. This doesn't seem ideal. Is there another approach - ideally where I could write a custom login page and have the "Geneva" Server FederationPassive site use this but still issue a token from "Geneva" Server?
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 3:36 PM

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