Accessing Community Services Ward Directory Service in .NET

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Accessing Community Services Ward Directory Service in .NET

Postby jcurley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:07 am

Hello All,

Does anybody have an example of accessing the Community Services in .NET?

I've seen the Java example for SSO Authentication. I'd like to do this for a desktop client. Before I take the deep dive, I'm hoping that someone has an example available in .NET that they would be willing to share.



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Postby russellhltn » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:15 am

Oddly this question just came up:

aebrown wrote:The membership APIs are not available except for Church-sponsored applications. See this response from Joel Dehlin, CIO for the Church:

joel wrote:Actually, it's against our policy to have 3rd party apps use these web services. The policy going forward is that the only apps which can use LDS Account credentials are LDS Community apps.
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Postby RossEvans » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:45 am

And the policy applies whether the access is by .NET, Java or any other language.

The web service interface is REST, so it is just clear-text web traffic exposed via URLs. The responses are in json structure, which can be parsed by a variety of languages. The wiki documentation states that XML is an optional alternative to json, but I could never figure out how to get the XML option to work.

However, the policy applies to the LDS Account-authenticated web service. The directory content is also downloadable by any user as a CSV.

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