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  • Multi-Factor Authentication For Windows Azure Hosted Apps

    Microsoft recently announced preview of Multi-Factor Authentication in Windows Azure. This can be enabled for Windows Azure Management portal, Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365, as well as custom applications.

  • The Gospel of MBaaS- According to Anypresence Co-Founder (Part 2 of 2)

    Part 2 of Infoq’s exclusive virtual interview with Anypresence cofounder Richard Mendis. The CMO weighs in on Facebook’s acquisition of competitor Parse and provides intel on the pricing structure of Anypresence.

  • Google+ Sign-In: Federated Identity, Authorization and Semantic Activity Streams

    Google+ Sign-In extends the Google+ social network into third-party websites, desktop applications and mobile apps. This service, announced on February 26th, provides features for authentication, authorization and activity sharing. There is also support for user engagement, hangouts and automatic Android app downloads.

  • Powering Your Apps with Microsoft Accounts

    A central theme with Windows 8 is the Microsoft Account. This is another attempt to offer a single sign-on system for both Microsoft and third-party services. Microsoft Account is available for Windows 8 apps, normal websites, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.

  • Java EE 6: Application Security Enhancements

    Java Enterprise Edition Version 6 release includes new security features in the areas of web container security as well as authentication and authorization aspects of Java application development. These features include programmatic and declarative security enforcement in the web tier. This post gives an overview of these new security features.

  • RESTful API Authentication Schemes

    “Everyone feels the need to write a custom authentication protocol” says George Reese, which he claims is one of the things he learnt working on a programming API for cloud providers and Saas Vendors. In a post George proposes a set of standards for any REST authentication need.

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