A passive STS (IP-STS) is a website that issues a token and uses the browser to direct the flow of the application through redirects. The following example will be integrating a website with a passive STS that issues tokens using the WS-Federation standard. Click here if you wish to see how to create your own passive STS.
The following example uses an active security token service (A-STS) that issues tokens using the WS-Trust standard. The type of STS discussed in this post is called a Active STS OR A-STS, it refers to the client that is actively in control of its own authenticated state. This client will typically have its own login window build into the… Read More »