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In this scenario you are developing a cloud application to be deployed to Windows Azure and the application uses Windows Azure Caching Service. You want to make sure that access to the caches is authorized and that the identities used to access the caches managed by 3rd party.

  • Application uses Caching Service and deployed to Windows Azure
  • Need to authorize access to the caches
  • Identities managed externally to the application

Solution Approach

ACS is used to solve this scenario.  review the following diagram:

  • ACS manages service identities and their credentials
  • Application requests a token from ACS based on credentials. ACS issues a token upon successful validation of the credentials
  • Application presents the token to Caching Service and upon successful validation of the token application is granted access to the Caching Service.



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