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Silverlight 2.0 DotNetNuke Web Service Example

Silverlight 2.0 is great, but how do you get Silverlight to talk to your DotNetNuke website? Yes you can use web services but now you opened a hole in your security. Ok, so you will use passwords. Now you are transmitting your user's passwords across the network with every request.

I posted an example of using Silverlight 2.0 with secure web services.

This method provides secure web services because:

  • The DotNetNuke password is never displayed on any page or transmitted over the network.
  • The password changes each time the page is accessed so a page (and the username / password combination) retrieved from the web browser cache (for example if the page were accessed at a public internet cafe) will contain a password that has either been changed, expired, or due to expire soon (the last username / password combination expires after 1 hour. This can be set to a lower number for greater security).

A live example with source code is posted here:


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