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

SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.23, 2015 1:32 pm

SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options – Part 1

SharePoint 2013’s APIs enable apps, as well as other elements, to connect and integrate with SharePoint’s core features. The APIs, as depicted in the image below, provide apps the capability to view content or integrate with a workflow or even perform searches.

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