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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Using ASP.NET Authentication in Silverlight

Applies to Silverlight 3, 4 and 5

When creating ASP.NET web applications, we often have to authenticate visitors. Not every user has the permission to see just any information contained in the website. For example, only paying subscribers have access to read all articles or perform searches on the site. Also, an administrator should be able to log in to the application and make changes, such as changing the content or adding an article.

This typical behavior is supported by some authentication mechanism. ASP.NET 2.0 introduced the ASP.NET Membership API, a built-in authentication system in ASP.NET that supports user authentication, role management, profile management, and so on. Through ASP.NET Application ...

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