Many organizations today are making good use of SharePoint 2010 for collaboration with internal resources and external parties, taking advantage of features within the tool that allow SharePoint to be able to use multiple directories to provide for user authentication. In the most recent versions of SharePoint (2010-2013), federation and claims are the foundation for access. However for medium to large enterprises, while deployment of claims on the SharePoint side seems like a no-brainer, multiple domains, forests, and various non-AD directories can turn authentication, authorization, group management, and profile management into mine fields.
This session focuses on best practices for architecting SharePoint with claims for authentication, authorization, and profile management in environments with multiple directories. Lisa Grady from Radiant Logic will discuss how federating identity is key to turning a complicated heterogeneous identity environment into a trusted Identity provider that can deliver the claims needed by SharePoint.
Michael Noel is a partner at Convergent Computing, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, and the author of books on SharePoint, Windows Server, ISA Server, and Exchange Server. His latest book is SharePoint 2010 Unleashed (Sams).
Lisa Grady is an experienced system engineer with Radiant Logic. A veteran in the industry, she has worked with a number of challenging customer cases for Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.