Silverlight 4 Beta Networking. Part 6 - HTTP and Basic Authentication

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A set of short screencasts providing a "tour" of the network capabilites in the Silverlight 4 beta. We'll look at raw HTTP access, socket access and WCF capabilities.

In this video, we take a look at using basic authentication.

The next video in this series is here and the previous videos are;

Part 1 - WebClient and HTTP GET, XML
Part 2 - WebClient and HTTP GET, RSS, ATOM, JSON
Part 3 - WebClient, HttWebpRequest and HTTP POST
Part 4 - Cross Domain and Cross Scheme
Part 5 - HTTP Methods and Stacks



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      Mike Greenway

      Off topic a little

      The following is mostly egnorance and only a little stupidity.Expressionless

      If my SL site is hosted by how do I turn on basic auth?

      Here it was done in IIS manager, I don't have that kind of access on a hosted site. (do I ?)


      messaging cross many areas of expertise. Set up/purchase access to the server with the framwork , write the code, deploy the matching software framework 3.X, It would be very helpfull to see ALL the step necessary to make a SL.X site wrok with these videos.


      Thank You.

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      Hi Mike,


      It depends on your hoster, the hosting platform and the access that they give you to that platform. I'm personally using a couple of hosters at the moment for Windows hosting and they both allow me to set properties like integrated authentication albeit through very different UI's.



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