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  • Blog Post: Caching and handling expired tokens in Azure Mobile Services managed SDK

    A while back my colleague Josh Twist had a great series of posts about A zu re Mo bile Services (or “Zumo”, as he called). This was when the service was in its infancy, and some things changed, but the content is still excellent. One of the topics was about caching authentication tokens , so that the...
  • Blog Post: Using the Facebook iOS SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

    In my previous post I talked about how we can use the Facebook Android SDK to log in to Azure Mobile Services; continuing on with the topic, let’s look at the FB SDK for iOS projects. Getting the Facebook iOS SDK The first thing you need is the Facebook iOS SDK, which can be downloaded at the Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Using the Facebook Android SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

    When an application needs to login to an Azure Mobile Service to access protected resources, there are basically two ways to do that. One is using what I called the server-side (or web-based) authentication flow, which I mentioned in a few previous posts – the SDK will show a web control with the login...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced users feature in Azure Mobile Services

    In the last post I talked about the ability to get an access token with more permissions to talk to the authentication provider API, so we made it that feature more powerful . Last week we released a new update to the mobile services that makes some of that easier . With the new (preview) enhanced users...
  • Blog Post: Expanded login scopes in Azure Mobile Services

    A while back I wrote a post about getting more information about the logged in user in your mobile service, and this has been by far the most viewed post in the list I wrote about mobile services. By getting the identity object for the logged in user, the server scripts could talk to the authentication...
  • Blog Post: Application settings in Azure Mobile Services

    This little feature was released over a month ago with little fanfare, and since I haven’t seen it covered anywhere I decided to write about it now. The idea of application settings is a set of key-value pairs which can be set for the mobile service (either via the portal or via the command-line interface...
  • Blog Post: Web-based login on WPF projects for Azure Mobile Services

    In almost all supported client platforms for Azure Mobile Services, there are two flavors of the login operation. The first one the client talks to an SDK specific to the login provider (i.e., the Live Connect SDK for Windows Store apps, the Facebook SDK for iOS, and so on) and then uses a token which...
  • Blog Post: Getting user information on Azure Mobile Services

    With the introduction of the server-side authentication flow (which I mentioned in my last post ), it’s now a lot simpler to authenticate users with Windows Azure Mobile Services. Once the LoginAsync / login / loginViewControllerWithProvider:completion: method / selector completes, the user is authenticated...
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