Auth Class

Current information about Live Connect is now available in the Windows Live Developer Center. The information in the following sections is provided for legacy purposes only.

Represents the authentication data for an application.

Feature:  Microsoft.Live
Namespace:  Microsoft.Live

The JavaScript Library for Windows Live Messenger Connect is built by using the Microsoft Ajax Library. Microsoft Ajax exposes a type system that enables you to add object-oriented capabilities to your JavaScript code. To learn more about creating, instantiating, and deriving from classes, see Creating Custom Client Script by Using the Microsoft Ajax Library.

Microsoft.Live.Auth = function();


Use the Auth class to get authentication data for the current session.

Some Auth properties are initialized with the instance of Auth and are available prior to consent. Other properties are set only after consent is completed. Some properties trigger events when their values are changed.

The following properties can be accessed immediately after Auth is initialized:

The accessToken property is available only if it is passed into the application via the app tag.

The following properties are available after consent is complete:

The following properties trigger Microsoft.Live.Services.DataItem.onPropertyChanged events when they change:

The following example shows how to get an instance of Auth.

            auth = Microsoft.Live.App.get_auth();


Windows Live Messenger Connect

Supported in: 4.1

Internet Explorer 8.0, Internet Explorer 7.0, Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 3.6, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.0, Firefox 2.0, Firefox 1.5, Chrome 4.0, Chrome 3.0, Chrome 2.0, Chrome 1.0, Safari 4.0, Safari 3.0