Client Application Services - Part 2
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by Bilal Haidar
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Conclusion

In this article we have shown you how to utilize the Client Application Services by first creating a new ASP.NET website host application. This application enables the Membership and Role management services together with enabling ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX 1.0 Extensions services.

After that, a new windows client application was created and configured to access the remote authentication and role services.

This article is part 2 of a series of articles on the Client Application Services feature introduced with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5. The first article was an introductory article on the application services and CLAS. This article gave a better overview of the CLAS by providing a concrete example on how to use and access authentication and roles services. The third and last article will deal with accessing Profile service and Web settings in your Windows client application. In addition, we will show you how to configure your application with offline mode to perform all your operations of authenticating and authorizing users against local copy of their credentials and finally, how to provide a logout functionality for the user to logout from the application.

We hope you enjoyed this article and benefited from the information presented. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me directly at bhaidar@gmail.com.

Happy Ajaxified Dot Netting!!!


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Title: Continuing last comment   
Name: Krishna Vedula
Date: 2010-04-04 7:22:11 PM
Comment:
Hello Bilal

Looks like there is a limit on the length of the comment. So, here are my details

Krishna Vedula
krishna@ntc-us.com
Title: How to pass the user context back to server   
Name: Krishna J Vedul
Date: 2010-04-04 7:21:12 PM
Comment:
Hello Bilal,

Great Series of articles going in depth in to each of the security topics. I found this very helpful. This helped me get a general direction for the project I am working on currently. However, I have come across a road-block in all articles related to Client Application Services across many sites and was not able to get much help in that regard.

What I am trying exactly is to have the same Authentication framework for my Web front-end as well as the Web interface. With Client Application Services, I am able to get that as explained by you clearly. I also get the roles of the user, so I control what to show and what not to show. Great so far.

I am going to the next level, where my Desktop application is connecting back to the same server (that server the authentication as well as web-content) to get some data. Here I have created some facades (aspx) to parse the request data and send the response as XML. I am able to use the same business objects with some custom aspx files for xml transformation. But, I am getting an error in the business layer if I put any security role restrictions.

How do I pass the Thread.CurrentPrincipal.Identity which has all the roles back to through the web request so that the security framework on the server would not throw any execptions.

a) Code I am using to create a request on the client is

HttpWebRequest req = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(@"http://localhost:55555/AppServices/GetAdminData.aspx");
req.Method = WebRequestMethods.Http.Post;

b) Security Permissions on the server are like


[PrincipalPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Role="admin")]
public void ProcessRequest()
{

If I could pass all the cookies that come from user authentication back to server as part of the request, then I woudl get over the problem. But with Membership.ValidateUser I do not get any cookies. Then how do I pass them?

The SaveUserSettings seems to send the user
Title: Good Article   
Name: Adron
Date: 2008-10-20 12:07:25 AM
Comment:
Good write up. I'm working through multiple scenarios right now with this, so it is interesting to read and helpful.

Thx.






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