Security and Identity Management Considerations for Application Development “From the Trenches”

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.16, 2015 7:07 am

Introduction – Security & Identity Management

 

There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013Office 365SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure.

You should always keep in mind SharePoint 2013’s “claims first” authentication architecture during your development as well as in discussions with the business about their custom requirements.

With SharePoint 2013’s user authentication based on claims, user authentication results in creation of a claims token which tracks name value pairs related to token subject. These claims tokens are stored in memory using FEDAUTH token format.

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Topics: Application Development Identity Management Office 365 Development S2S Authentication SharePoint 2013 Development SharePoint Development

Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.18, 2015 5:30 pm

Overview of Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

A major area of concern about Office 365 is the lack of understanding about how and where the data itself is stored and what proactive measures are being taken to ensure that your data is safe.

As part of our research and our ongoing consulting efforts at EPC Group in relation to Microsoft SharePoint 2013and Office 365, we were able to take a tour of an Office 365 data center/facility and hear firsthand from Microsoft some of the steps they are taking to help customers feel at ease about their data.

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Topics: Data Risk & Compliance Office 365 Office 365 Security S2S Authentication Safe Harbor Compliance SharePoint 2013