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OData and Authentication – Part 6 – Custom Basic Authentication

You might remember, from Part 5, that Basic Authentication is built-in to IIS. So why do we need ‘Custom’ Basic Authentication? Well if you are happy using windows users and passwords you don’t. That’s because the built-in Basic Authentication, uses the Basic Authentication protocol, to authenticate against the windows ...

Deploying an OData Service in Windows Azure

Windows Azure and SQL Azure are the new Cloud service products from Microsoft. In this blog post, I am going to show you how you can take a database that is hosted in SQL Azure and expose it as OData in a rich way using WCF Data Services and Windows Azure. This walk-through requires that you have Visual Studio 2010 and both a Windows Azure ...
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OData and Authentication – Part 5 – Custom HttpModules

In the last post we saw how to add custom authentication inside your Data Service using the ProcessingRequest event. Unfortunately that approach means authentication is not integrated or shared with the rest of your website. Which means for all but the simplest scenarios a better approach is needed: HttpModules. HttpModules can do all sort of ...

OData and Authentication – Part 4 – Server Side Hooks

If you secure an OData Service using Windows authentication – see Part 2 to learn how – everything works as expected out of the box. What however if you need a different authentication scheme? Well the answer as always depends upon your scenario. Broadly speaking what you need to do depends upon how your Data Service is hosted. ...

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