Walkthrough: Obtain a Temporary Token for an Authenticated User

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This walkthrough demonstrates how to use the Security Application Block to obtain a token for an authenticated user.

To reproduce the demonstration

  1. Create the security cache by adding the following code.
  2. ISecurityCacheProvider secCache = SecurityCacheFactory.GetSecurityCacheProvider("Caching Store Provider");
  3. Authenticate the user. The following code demonstrates how to authenticate a user using the System.Web.Security.Membership class.
  4. IIdentity identity = null;
    if (Membership.ValidateUser("username", "password"))
      identity = new GenericIdentity("username", Membership.Provider.Name);
  5. Call the SaveIdentity method on the security cache object by adding the following code.
  6. IToken token = null; 
    if (identity != null)
      token = secCache.SaveIdentity(identity);

This stores the identity information and returns a token.