Thanks to those who wrote to me with ideas about using ADFS to federate with Windows instances running on Amazon EC2. My original post was picked up by a couple other blogs, which I’d like to acknowledge here:
- ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2 by Eugenio Pace (part of the ClaimsID Project)
- A repost on Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog
As part of a joint project between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, I’m proud to announce the release of a whitepaper written by David Chappell that explores these federation scenarios in more detail. David begins his paper with an additional scenario — your Amazon EC2 resources are placed in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and joined to your own corporate domain; here, there’s no use of ADFS. Then he illustrates the two scenarios I mentioned before, and shows how it would work with both ADFS 1.1 and ADFS 2.0.
Soon we’ll release a companion step-by-step guide that walks you through the steps required to build these federation scenarios in a lab. From this you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary to implement them in your production environment. I’ll announce here when the guide is available for download.
> Steve <