MVC 4.0, Part 09 of 11: Web Services and Authorization

with Phil Ledgerwood

In this course we’ll look at using web services and using JavaScript to create quick interactive web pages. So then we’ll look at the web API and what are the benefits or draw backs. We are also going to look at how you can create your own web services using the web API that’s rolled in to the MVC framework. Then we’ll talk about how you can use Java Script to interact with these services to create dynamic client side experiences. As web technologies become more open and more interactive, then it is more important than ever to figure out how we are going to control who gets to our application and what they can do once they get there. Well the MVC framework as a number of methods in store for you to actually control who can get to your application and what they can do once they get there. But we are also going to take a look at some MVC specific ways to use attributes to authenticate our users and figure out who they are, and we’ll also take a look at an emergent authentication pattern in terms of claims. Then we’ll look at how we let people log in from Google or Facebook or Microsoft and use claims to verify who they are and what they have access to.

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