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 Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

One thought

  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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