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User Authentication and Read XML from URL in ASP.NET

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User Authentication*:

In API I need to have authentificate by "user name" and your "password".
First, I have to request an api-signature by requesting "http://www.xyz.com/api/get_api_signature.php".
Next, I have to build an auth_token. auth_token=md5(md5(password)+api_signature).
At last I have to send your "user name" (auth_user_name=<user_name>), the requested "api-signature" (api_signature=<api_signature>) and  auth_token (auth_token=<auth_token>) with normal api-request.
The Api-Signature is valid for 1 minute.

Example :
1. Request api-signature: GET -> http://www.xyz.com/api/get_api_signature.php
2. Answer of the request: "8b55eac3b2291b201fc59cd8b76410ab"
3. Build auth_token:
    md5(md5("testpassword")+"8b55eac3b2291b201fc59cd8b76410ab") =
    md5("e16b2ab8d12314bf4efbd6203906ea6c"+"8b55eac3b2291b201fc59cd8b76410ab") =
    "c8b066236c8cbcc280921b93f24e281a"
4. Parameters:
    auth_user_name="testuser",
    api_signature="8b55eac3b2291b201fc59cd8b76410ab",
    auth_token="c8b066236c8cbcc280921b93f24e281a"
5. Request: http://www.xyz.com/api/get_photos_xml.php?category=submitted&auth_user_name=testuser&api_signature=8b55eac3b2291b201fc59cd8b76410ab&auth_token=c8b066236c8cbcc280921b93f24e281a&user_name=testuser&size=large&locr=true

Now how I execute these steps in ASP.net 2.
Result of URL need to take it in Data Set to display in Grid.

Thanks,
Regards,
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Hi All,

Now I solve this Problem by My Self, I worte class library name ClassLibrary,vb for MD5 and URLGet value.

Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports IST
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Text
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Public Class ClassLibrary
    Public NotInheritable Class PhpCompatible
        Public Shared Function Md5Hash(ByVal pass As String) As String
            Dim md5 As MD5 = MD5CryptoServiceProvider.Create()
            Dim dataMd5 As Byte() = md5.ComputeHash(Encoding.[Default].GetBytes(pass))
            Dim sb As New StringBuilder()
            For i As Integer = 0 To dataMd5.Length - 1
                sb.AppendFormat("{0:x2}", dataMd5(i))
            Next
            Return sb.ToString()
        End Function

        Public Shared Function HttpGet(ByVal URI As String) As String
            Dim req As System.Net.WebRequest = System.Net.WebRequest.Create(URI)
            'req.Proxy = New System.Net.WebProxy(ProxyString, True)
            'true means no proxy
            Dim resp As System.Net.WebResponse = req.GetResponse()
            Dim sr As New System.IO.StreamReader(resp.GetResponseStream())
            Return sr.ReadToEnd().Trim()
        End Function
    End Class
End Class

So, I call class in ASPX files and job done.

I make URL for last point and call for DBGrid using XML as below.

       Dim myDataSet As New DataSet
        myDataSet.ReadXml(UrlString1)
        Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(myDataSet.Tables(2))

        Datagrid1.DataSource = dv
        Datagrid1.DataBind()

Bye.

So Administrator please close this Issue.

Regards,
Nayeem.

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