This post serves as an index for all the articles in the Visual guide to Azure Access Controls Services authentication with SharePoint 2010

This series is a set [not yet determined amount] of articles where I show you how to leverage the Azure Access Controls Services (ACS) in combination with SharePoint 2010 to make it easier for you to use identity providers such as Google ID, Windows Live ID, Facebook AuthN etc.


  • Part 1 - basic setup This article guides you through the basic setup of ACS and SharePoint 2010, from creating the Azure ACS endpoints to configuring the identity providers and relying party to finalizing the setup in SharePoint 2010  and finally log in using Google ID credentials.
  • Part 2 - common problems Even though if you follow all the instructions in part 1 you or more likely your colleague will run into problems. This article discusses the most common problems - and will hopefully be updated as time flies by.
  • Part 3 - Facebook Authentication The third part shows how to enable Facebook Authentication for your Azure ACS namespace and log in using a Facebook account to SharePoint 2010.
  • Part 4 - Multiple Web Applications This post will show you how to handle the case when you have multiple web applications and would like to use the same Azure ACS settings.
  • Part 5 - Custom Claims In this post we’ll take a look at how we can add custom claims through Azure ACS and leverage them in SharePoint.
  • Part 6 - Facebook Integration In this post we’ll use the features in Azure ACS to do deeper integration with the Facebook Graph API.
  • Part 7 - Customize the login experience

Note: this is what is actually written and planned for now . Any planned posts might change over time…

Happy reading!