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Registering at AppFabric

To use AppFabric's Access Control Service that supports Windows Identity Foundation, you should register here using your Windows Live ID:

  1. Go to https://portal.appfabriclabs.com and log in with your Windows Live ID. (AppFabric is still a beta, and the registration is free).
  2. Add an Access Control Service Namespace and wait until it has been activated.
  3. Select your newly created namespace and click "Access Control Service" in the "Manage" section on the toolbar.

A new page opens with "Relying party applications", "Identity providers" and "Rule groups" in the left menu.

Adding Identity Provider

Now add another identity provider (Google):

  1. In left menu, click "Identity providers" and click "Add".
  2. Select "Google" and click "Next".
  3. And in the next step, click "Save".

Adding Website

Next, add you website:

  1. In the left menu, click "Relying Party Applications"
  2. Add your website supplying a name and its URL in both the Realm and Return URL fields ('localhost' is allowed).

Generating Rules

Now, generate rules for identity providers:

  1. In the left menu, click "Rule groups".
  2. Add a new rule group and click it to open.
  3. Click "Generate" to generate rules.
  4. Click "Save".
  5. Select both identity providers and click "Generate" again.
  6. Click "Save".

WS-Federation Metadata

When you will be adding an STS reference to your website later, you will need the link to the "WS-Federation Metadata". This is where you can find it:

  1. In the left menu, click "Application integration".
  2. Under "Endpoint Reference", find the "WS-Federation Metadata" field.
  3. Copy its value (the URL).

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