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This article describes how to use mobile forms authentication with Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit (MMIT).
Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit 1.0
Mobile forms authentication is different from forms authentication in that forms authentication works off of an HTTP redirect and an authentication cookie. Because not all mobile devices support redirects with cookies, mobile forms authentication puts the authentication information in the QueryString property instead of a cookie.
When you use mobile forms authentication, after you perform custom authentication and set the authentication cookie, call the MobileFormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage method instead of the FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage method. If the browser on the device that you are using does not support a redirect with a cookie, mobile forms authentication removes the cookie from the HttpResponse.Cookies collection and puts the authentication information as a variable in the QueryString property.
When you want the user to re-authenticate, use the MobileFormsAuthentication.SignOut method instead of the FormsAuthentication.SignOut method. MobileFormsAuthentication.SignOut calls FormsAuthentication.SignOut internally and sets the MobilePage.Adapter.PersistCookielessData property to false. When this property is set to true, each link that is generated for the page adds the authentication information to the URL as a QueryString variable. When this property is set to false, no authentication information is added to the URL.
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311495/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Implement Role-Based Security with Forms-Based Authentication in Your ASP.NET Application by Using Visual C# .NET
306238For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306238/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Implement Role-Based Security with Forms-Based Authentication in Your ASP.NET Application by Using Visual Basic .NET
.NET Passport Integration with the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit
Article ID: 311568 - Last Review: January 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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