Josh Brown - MSFT


Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Windows Live ID Web Authentication enables you to verify the identity of visitors to your Web site, so that you can offer personalized access to your site¡¯s content to the millions of registered Windows Live ID users. Windows Live ID also makes it possible for you to incorporate Windows Live controls into your site.

Web Authentication works by sending your users to the Windows Live ID sign-in page by means of a specially formatted link. The service then directs them back to your Web site along with a unique, site-specific identifier that you can use to manage personalized content, assign user rights, and perform other tasks for the authenticated user. Sign-in and account management are performed by Windows Live ID, so you don't have to worry about implementing these details.

Included with the Web Authentication software development kit (SDK) are QuickStart sample applications in the ASP.NET, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby programming languages. You can get the sample applications for this SDK from the Web Authentication download page on Microsoft.com.

The benefits of incorporating Windows Live ID into your Web site include:

¡¤ The ability to use Windows Live gadgets and controls to incorporate authenticated Windows Live services into your site.

¡¤ An HTTP-based, platform-neutral interface for implementing authentication on your existing site, even if it is hosted by a third-party.

¡¤ Freedom from the technical details of authentication! The Windows Live ID authentication service handles this for you.

¡¤ A huge user base: any of the millions of users who have a Windows Live ID can become a user of your site.

Try it out! Click here to see the Web Authentication SDK documentation and click here to download the QuickStart sample application for your platform. In minutes, your site will be Windows Live ID enabled!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us refine this product. Post your comments and questions to the Windows Live ID Discussion Forum.





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

BronwenZ


Great to see this finally released for the web!





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

ninja_iamindrak1234

Great to have these new features and solutions of windows live web authentication.. Grateful...

Regards,

Indrajeet Kumpavat.







Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Alex Media

I said it before and I'll say it again: congratulations!





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

AdrenalineWerks

How is this different from the RPS implementation





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Alex Media

I don't know RPS (haven't even heared about it before) but this is probably easier to implement: it's cross-platform, cross-programming language and can be linked to existing sites (see Liveside for example). Implementing Web Auth is really easy, almost copy-paste Stick out tongue





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Angus Logan (Windows Live)

Different to RPS:

  • no server install required
  • no lengthy signup process
  • no fee for service
  • no co-branding options on the sign in page (RPS has it; Web Authentication doesn't)
  • works cross platform, I dont think RPS will work on other platforms (I may be wrong)





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

nr2ae

What a great news. I hope I can implement it to my new web site in 2-3 days.





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

nr2ae

I've successfully implemented Live ID into my website. I must say the users are really pleased.

My thanks to Live ID Developer Team.





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

edgardo garcia

por fabor me pueden conectar windows live ID por que no estoy encondiciones de pagar los cargos de los otros tres correos por fabor estoy desabilitado gracias y que mi DIOS los bendiga grande mente atenta mente edgardo garcia.





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Angus Logan (Windows Live)

Hi Edgardo,

can you please repost your comment in English Sad

Regards






Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Seems to be great. I tried to register my application for more than 3 days still always getting the same exception message




Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Jorgen Thelin - MSFT

Can you provide some details of the error you are seeing please





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

BaluMunugoti

I am really happy for great release..
now i want to develop the same thing is that we are able to access live id users in my web site..
please tell me the steps to implement it..
thanks in advance..

Balu Munugoti





Re: Windows Live ID Web Authentication Is Released!

Alex Media

Go to http://dev.live.com/liveid and download the Web Auth SDK in the programming language of your choice. That's where to start, documentation can be found on MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676633.aspx