Assuming we have configured SqlMemberShipProvider section in Web.Config of the client application (In our case web application is considered to be a client for WCF Service application), we just need a way to pass the user/password credentials user entered to WCF Service.
Certain binding types like wsHttpBinding allows to pass user credentials. The following section helps to do that.
<system.serviceModel> <bindings> <wsHttpBinding> <!-- Set up a binding that uses UserName as the client credential type --> <binding name="MembershipBinding"> <security mode ="Message"> <message clientCredentialType ="UserName"/> </security> </binding> </wsHttpBinding> </bindings> </system.serviceModel>
Once the Security is configured, we just need to let the Service know to use MemberShipProvider. The following section does exactly that.
<serviceCredentials> <userNameAuthentication userNamePasswordValidationMode ="MembershipProvider" membershipProviderName ="SqlMembershipProvider"/> </serviceCredentials>
For more information refer to this link.
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