How to Use Online IDs in Windows Phone Apps
By on August 29th, 2011

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Nick Randolph at BuildMobile has authored four comprehensive posts with code snippets about using several authentication models in Windows Phone apps.

  • Windows Live ID
    • This method allows you to authenticate a user and retrieve their profile from Windows Live.
  • Facebook
    • Facebook uses OAuth 2 to allow third party applications to authenticate and interact with Facebook data.
  • Twitter
    • Several social networking platforms like Twitter use OAuth 1 which is much more involved. Once the user has been authenticated, the application will have an Access Token which is used to access any of the Twitter APIs.
  • LinkedIn
    • You can start with the code that has been used for Twitter authentication.

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