It would be fair to say that I have struggled for years to get Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) services to work well with Microsoft’s Access Control Service (ACS). I’ve written dozens of such services, but it’s always been harder than it should.
Needless to say, I lay most of the blame at Microsoft’s feet. A ton of “How-Tos” have been published, but the examples have overwhelmingly fallen short in one way or another. Now don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t have made the least bit of progress without the various demos and write-ups (by Microsoft and otherwise), and I very much want to thank their authors. Even so, the problem space is way too huge to get good traction without a sample that does works extra hard to to help you get up and working! Continue reading