Acquiring User Data from a Windows Live Service

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.

After your application has a valid access token, you can request user-specific information from the Windows Live service that corresponds to the offers and actions for which you requested user consent.

The format for acquiring data from a Windows Live service can vary from service to service. For more information, see Accessing Resources via HTTP Operations.

This section describes how to access information by using REST. You must include the access token in the HTTP authorization header of the REST message to access a Windows Live service. To include the access token, use the following format.

Authorization: WRAP access_token=<access token>

<access token> represents the access token that you received from the Windows Live consent service.