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Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript by Rami Sarieddine

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Chapter 8. Signing Users in

A Windows Store app can be personalized for users who sign in to the app; thus, it is fairly important to make the authentication process very simple. Windows 8 enables users to sign in to their devices by using a Microsoft account, hence making it easier for developers to provide a single sign-on experience for users on their apps. Furthermore, Windows 8 offers a Software Development Kit (SDK) and a set of APIs to allow Windows Store apps to enable single sign on with Microsoft accounts, and to integrate with info in Microsoft SkyDrive, Outlook.com, and Windows Live Messenger. In this chapter we will learn about the Live Connect API and how to integrate the apps with this API to sign in users and retrieve user profile ...

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