Hello, We're going to be an application provider hosting a site for partner progam members. We're having some difficulty finding the appropriate information to use Windows Live ID to authenticate "partners".
Do you have any idea where to begin setting up the authentication process, to authenticate partners. We're requesting access to the information internally, but I'm looking for more information on setting up the login interface, and which SDK is used for this. Basic Web Authentication does not have the ability to authenticate partners, and it doesn't appear to be the correct method. Any help or resources you can point me to would be great.
A very useful parameter that can be passed is the context parameter (&appctx=your-session-state-stuff).
When you make the round trip out to LiveID and back you loose your current session and anything that might have been already captured.
If you look at the sample application and the documentation (here) you will see that you can pass setting or whatever through live and back to your site. This will let you pick back up again and keep going.
In the codebehind you can access the context in the "user" object:
string myContext = user.context;
You might parse it however makes sense for your usage.
I hope this helps.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 6:07 AM
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