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

The REST APIs and OData in SharePoint 2013

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.18, 2015 2:00 pm

The REST APIs and OData in SharePoint 2013


REST APIs in SharePoint 2013 are now compatible with OData, the industry standard for creating and consuming data APIs. The official reference for OData, as well as to track updates regarding this industry standard, can be found at the following link:

OData’s official description, in essence, states that OData builds on core protocols like HTTP and commonly accepted methodologies like REST, resulting in a uniform way to expose full-featured data APIs.

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Topics: Application Development Custom Development NET Development Office 365 Development SharePoint 2013 Development