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


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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