Logging into websites is no longer a matter of typing in your username and password and clicking the login button. If you already have an account with the main social networks you can log into a site using your credentials from that website saving you having to register your details *again*. This obviously makes things a bit easier as you don’t have to remember another password. (Although you should all be using a password manager such as LastPass.)
Current Social Login Providers
There are currently providers out there that allow you to use their services to integrate into your website to provide authentication via the social networks. The main two that I know of are Janrain and DotNetOpenAuth. I’ve not worked with DotNetOpenAuth but I have with Janrain when building DinnerParty.
The process was reasonably easy but not as simple as it could be.
.Net Simple Social Authentication
I was made aware of an OSS project by @philliphaydon whilst keeping up to speed with the latest NancyFX goings on in Jabbr that aims to provide [...Read More...]