Is Windows Authorization Manager (AzMan) still a viable technology? RRS feed

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  • I've been looking for a solution for application authorization and came across Windows Authorization Manager or AzMan.  The technology is COM-based, but was included and updated for Windows Server 2008.  I've read that support for integrated IIS7 applications is being removed, but why enhance the product, if there is no future for it.  The interface is simple and intuitive, the new SQL back end greatly enhances performance, but there is very little documentation and it doesn't appear to be very popular.  Can someone from Microsoft assert whether this is a good technology to use, or rather, what IS the best technology to use for this purpose?
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:45 PM

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  • 11 days without a response... Is anyone at Microsoft or even a Microsoft partner able to answer this?

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:30 PM
  • Same question here. We use WIF and ADFS to generate claim sets, but our application permission model is resource driven, and permission per user per resource is stored in a database. There are too many permissions to stuff into a claimset, and the resource is not available when the AuthorizationManager is called, so we are considering a permissions model that supposedly AzMan is more appropriate for.
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:03 PM