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

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Integrating Windows Identity Foundation with WCF RIA Services

Applies to Silverlight 4, 5

Besides using Windows and Forms authentication, there's another way to authenticate/authorize a user with WCF RIA Services: through Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) . This consists of a set of classes with which you can build identity-aware applications. It allows us to externalize authentication and authorization: the application relies on an identity provider for this.

In this recipe, we'll learn how to use WIF with a WCF RIA Services solution, using an external Security Token Service (the identity provider), which will take care of authentication/authorization for us. Then, we'll see how we can change the business logic in a domain service depending ...

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