Windows Phone 7 and WCF REST – Authentication Solutions - by IshaiH
I’ve been scouring the internets looking for a simple solution for authentication with WP7.
I am using a simple WCF REST web service based on the template for .net 4.0
Here are the two solutions I ended up with:
Solution 1 – Use the built in authentication service
Add a new WCF service to your project, remove the code behind file and change the svc file to this:
<%@ ServiceHost Language="C#" Debug="true" Service="System.Web.ApplicationServices.AuthenticationService" %>
Add the forms authentication and membership configuration (just like any asp.net website)
Now in the WP7 project, you can add a service reference, again, this part is very standard.
To get this working, you need to use the cookie container on calls to both services.
Instead of detailing this approach, I figured I’ll just link to Kevin Hoffman’s blog post
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