Silent Authentication

Jul 16, 2007 at 11:59 PM
Hey,
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I want to be able to allow users of my website to upload pictures without knowing my flickr account information. I thought I could just store the auth token in my web.config, but I am not sure how to get the frob without getting it from the query string after call back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Ben
Coordinator
Jul 17, 2007 at 10:19 AM
In my opinion its better to write a small separate application to get your one-time authentication token. Once you have the authentication token you can then throw away the test app and get on with writing your proper application, storing the authentication token in the web.config file.

See the sample applications on the example page for a simple app that performs the authentication.
Jul 17, 2007 at 5:09 PM
Sam,

Yeah thanks, I was way over complicating that, was not realizing that the only point of the frob was getting the auth token. Thanks a lot man it's working perfectly now. :)

Ben