I have a web application with its own user table. I want to integrate a bulletin board with the web site.
The problem is my web application is written vb.net and the bulletin board is written in csharp. Since this is the case they will have to run as two separate web applications and cannot share session data.
My question is how can I share or pass session data so that if the user is logged into my web application they are automatically logged into the bulletin board when the bulletin board is accessed.
I have viewed the following article from MSDN http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307467
However, I don't think the MSDN option is viable in my case since I can't use a single consildated web config file as the code languages are different and each separate project has certain things happening in its respective global.asax file.
Will the MSDN solution still work for me if modified correctly? If not what is the best way to perform this cross-authentication by passing session data?
Please do not say pass through a query string as this is just not secure enough for my purposes.