Authenticate a service call from a Windows Phone 7 application using Forms Authentication

After some time developing for the Windows Phone 7 platform (initially with the Beta version and now with the RTM) I’ve come across several challenging scenarios and decided to document some of them. First of all and as a disclaimer I’d like to point out that this article is valid with the current RTM version of the WP7 development tools and with future releases, there might be better solutions to the problem exposed, but enough of this and let’s get into the action !

To start with, I’d like to introduce the solution I was trying to build. This is a Windows Phone 7 application built on the Siverlight platform, this application will connect to a asp.net web site configured for FormsAuthentication to gather some data through a WCF Data Services layer and expose it to end users (Consuming WCF Data Services from a WP7 application is a topic on its own that hopefully I will cover in another article) but this one is about securing the service and authenticating the service calls.


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