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Hi, what is the best way to do an authentication system(username and password) on a iPhone application. The authentication should be local and online (website). What the best cms anyhow to work in cooperation with IOS?
If there is any tutorial or example about the subject i would be very thankful.
I hope i was clear on the question, i apologise for the bad english.
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Many ways. For example:

1. You can make a simple code that will save the username and password in the app settings (NSUserDefaults):

save:
[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] setObject:userName forKey:@"user_name"];
[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] setObject:password forKey:@"password"];
[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] synchronize];

restore:
userName  = [[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] stringForKey:@"user_name"];
password = [[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] stringForKey:@"password"];

2. Use Keychain Access

How Not to Store Passwords in iOS

Read and Write User Preferences

3. Facebook login is a very popular solution now.
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/mobile/
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/mobile/ios/build/
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/iossdk/authentication/

4. Use twitter
http://mobile.tutsplus.com/tutorials/iphone/twitter-api-iphone/
https://github.com/bengottlieb/Twitter-OAuth-iPhone

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