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A Provider that runs through WCF services

Apr 9, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Edited Apr 9, 2014 at 12:37 AM

There are many situations where user account databases cannot be exposed directly to EF and a direct SQL connection. What Is Microsoft's recommended approach to this for Identity?

On a couple of occasions customers have insisted that web sites are serviced entirely through WCF web services or service bus hidden behind a firewall.

To allow this in the past I have constructed my own RoleProvider registered this in web.config and directed all Memberships calls through my WCF interface.

How would I do something similar for Identity?

Maybe this is something that could be provided as an option? Maybe a self hosting DLL that can be dropped into a server side app that then provides all the EF functionality behind a WCF service.