ToolShed Tooltip #18 - Using Live ID in your Application

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Why not take advantage of the millions of Live ID's already on the internet? Watch this video to learn how to incorporate Live ID into your application for authentication. 

What is it?
The Windows Live™ ID Web Authentication 1.0  and Client software development kit s(SDK) gives you a platform-neutral way to bring the power of the Windows Live ID authentication service to your own Web site.

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Example Problem(s) it solves:

  • The ability to use Windows Live to incorporate authenticated Windows Live services into your site.
  • An HTTP-based, platform-neutral interface for implementing Windows Live ID authentication in 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.

Installation Notes:  Install the sample to learn it

Usage Notes: must register your application

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