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Web Api 2 and Formless Client Login?

Posted on 2014-04-18
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Last Modified: 2014-04-24
Q. How does login security work for a client accessing Web Api 2 service without using a login form every time ?

Q. Which authentication works best with SSL?

Q. Which authentication works best without SSL?

I'm working on a AngularJS client which should:
1. Remember the first login
2. Automatically login to the Web Api 2 service
3. Demand login if the password expires.
Question by:WorknHardr
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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I personally prefer the "traditional" log in.  I am turned off when I do this and the app is asking for info/events I don't want to share.  

In any case, each social site will have their own way of doing things.  For google plus you can start here

Your authentication still needs to be done serverside and not client side.  Otherwise, it is easy to bypass and you are exposing data that you shouldn't be.   I wish I could help you more on the .NET side, I don't work with it.  There are libraries for this in each langauge that can make your life easier.

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