The Authorization Manager, coming with Windows 2003, is a great thing. If you don’t know it yet, give it a try. We have integrated it with the new version of our software. Authorization Manager uses Authorization Stores, either based on AD or an XML file, to store the configuration. It is even possible to put the Store into ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode) which is great because many of our customers are still not having an AD deployed.
Unfortunately, the use of ADAM (or the XML based approach) is not really usable, because we have to put the users that have to be authenticated into ADAM (or XML file) as well. The problem here is that the AzMan MSC Plug-In does not allow assigning users that are within ADAM (or XML) to the roles defined in the store. It only works with AD based users. Do we have to rewrite the AzMan-Plug-In? Did we miss an important fact?
Are there any helpful documents available?
PS: I would like to have a search functionality within channel9.