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Microsoft Adds Single Sign-On to Azure

Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing platform is building a bridge to other leading online services, offering single-sign-on capabilities that will support a federated identity regime.

With the announcement, the Windows AppFabric Access Control Service will support credentials from leading Web identity providers such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo, as well as OpenID. Datamation has the details.


Microsoft has announced that the August preview release of a component of its Windows Azure AppFabric cloud-computing platform adds support for federated identity and single sign-on.

The announcement was made in a blog post by Justin Smith, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) program manager on the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service (ACS) team, on Wednesday.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Windows Azure Gains Single Sign-On Support