Microsoft "Zermatt" Developer Identity Framework

The concept of “Identity Management” is not my strongest suit, so I’ve been spending more time this year reading up on the topic and trying to gain additional perspective.  Noticed yesterday on Vittorio’s blog that he announced the beta release of a new Identity Framework code named “Zermatt” targeted towards developers.   Ignoring the fact that the code name sounds like either a robot villain or a rejected Muppet, this is actually a pretty interesting release.  It’s basically a set of .NET framework objects that you use to implement claims-based identity models in your applications, thus avoiding tight coupling to custom user stores or particular directories.

Check out the great whitepaper for more information and examples of how it works.  I’ve read it once, but need to re-read it about 6 more times.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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  1. Hi, I would ask for an advise about licensing of Zermatt.
    Can I use this beta version in commercial application.
    There’s 120 days limit. What’s this about?
    Could you please explain that for me?
    I could not find any answer on net…

    Thanks a lot.

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