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  • Blog Post: Using Owin to authenticate with Microsoft Account (Live Id)

    I have recently battled my way through creating an Owin-based web UI application using Microsoft Account (MSA, formerly Live Id) as my authentication provider. Here are a summary of my experience and the resulting code. 1. This blog has most of what you need, including how to set up your application...
  • Blog Post: Using WS-Federation with Windows Store and .NET rich clients

    In general, rich client apps use OAuth flow to obtain authorization tokens to a web service. However, that flow may not be available from the authentication servers. In the following I am using an alternative approach: WS-Federation, well supported by ASP.NET web services. The solution consists of a...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and basic authentication

    Silverlight client does not support TransportCredentialOnly to enable Basic authentication. Here is some code to add the basic authentication http header to a standard Silverlight WCF proxy: ServiceReference1.ServiceClient svc = new ServiceReference1.ServiceClient(); // binding, new EndpointAddress...
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