Can an application using forms-based authentication be easily converted to use claims-based authentication (and vice versa)? RRS feed

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  • User-538560611 posted
    TL;DR - If I develop an application using forms based authentication, can I later swap it to use claims-based authentication (think AD FS)?

    Let's say I have an application written using ASP.NET 4.5. From what I have read, Identity in ASP.NET 4.5 forces the developer to query claims in the application code (for things like querying the current user's identity for an email address), creating a level<br>
    of abstraction from the authentication logic.

    Does that mean then if I have an application written using ASP.NET 4.5 Identity, I can almost plug and play authentication methods (whether that be forms-based or authenticating to an IP)?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:56 AM