Category Archives: POC

Proof of concept (POC) is a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility,[1] or a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying that some concept or theory has practical potential. A proof of concept is usually small and may or may not be complete.

What is OWIN?

A few posts back I was looking at OAuth and I stumbled onto some posts with references to this thing called OWIN. Initially I thought it was a framework that wrapped OAuth to make it easier to use but it turned out to be a hosting solution with support for middleware. 

Retrieving the twitter identity

In the previous article I showed how to use OAuth to connect to twitter. At this point all the authentication and authorization has been done and we are busy with the last step to retrieve the Identity information from twitter specifically.

Creating your own Active 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 »