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I understand MS recommends claims-based authentication for new installations of SP 2010. This authentication model is based on WIF. It is a new authentication model available in SP 2010.

But, I would like to know:

  • Why it is recommended to use claims-based authentication in new installations?
  • When should I pick claims-based authentication over classic authentication? and visa verse.
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MSDN: Why Use Claims-Based Identity

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