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  • Any help is appreciated to achieve the following scenario

    From within the intranet, or outside the enterprise, I would like enterprise users to upload and download files to Azure Storage. But the catch is, they can only  do upload/download after getting validated by Active Directory. How can we achieve this? I have a vague idea...Any specifics is appreciated.

    1. Azure Storage to store data/files, make the security private.

    2. Azure Access Control Service which trusts ADFS of enterprise

    3. WCF service to upload/download data/files which does it only after ACS authenticates....

    This is broadly what I think should be done..! Am I wrong..? Is this doable?

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, October 22, 2010 10:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can use ADFS to authenticate agains Azure applications.

    The "Claims Based Identity & Access Control Guide" on CodePlex has a scenarios for this: http://claimsid.codeplex.com/

    If you use a WCF service hosed in Azure web roels you will have to pay about $86 a month for hosting, dubble that if you need high availability.

    It may be possibel to host your services on-premise and have them upload to Azure Storage you could use the AppFabric service bus to expose the endpoints outside the enterprise.

    Regards,

    Alan

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Brad Calder Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:45 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 11:36 AM

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  • Hi,

    You can use ADFS to authenticate agains Azure applications.

    The "Claims Based Identity & Access Control Guide" on CodePlex has a scenarios for this: http://claimsid.codeplex.com/

    If you use a WCF service hosed in Azure web roels you will have to pay about $86 a month for hosting, dubble that if you need high availability.

    It may be possibel to host your services on-premise and have them upload to Azure Storage you could use the AppFabric service bus to expose the endpoints outside the enterprise.

    Regards,

    Alan

     

     


    http://www.CloudCasts.net - Community Webcasts Powered by Azure
    • Marked as answer by Brad Calder Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:45 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 11:36 AM
  • Hi Alan,

    Thanks for the response. Let me check and get back!

     

    Friday, October 22, 2010 5:14 PM