Connecting to online identity providers (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML)

Purpose

The Web authentication broker allows applications to use internet authentication and authorization protocols like OpenID or OAuth to connect to online identity providers. An app can choose to use the Web authentication broker to sign in to OAuth or OpenID protocol-based web services, such as many social network and picture-sharing websites, provided that the particular service provider has made the necessary changes.

The Windows.Security.Authentication.Web provides the low-level operations. For more information, see the related topics.

The Web authentication broker sample in the Samples gallery gives an example of how to connect to an online service provider.

In this section

TopicDescription

Quickstart: Connecting to an online identity provider

connect your Windows Store app to an online identity provider that uses internet authentication and authorization protocols like OpenID or OAuth

How to enable apps to connect for online providers (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML)

explains what online identity providers must do to enable Windows Store apps to authenticate by using Web authentication broker. For more information about Web authentication broker, see Web authentication broker for online providers and Web authentication broker (Windows Store apps).

 

Developer audience

Web authentication broker is designed for use by developers and online providers.

Related topics

Developing Windows Store apps
Web authentication broker sample
Web authentication broker (Windows Store apps)
Troubleshooting Web authentication broker
Windows.Security.Authentication.Web

 

 

Build date: 7/26/2013

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