Authenticate a server

Topics: Developer Forum
Oct 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Hi, I want to write an ASP.NET application that uses a Flickr account to store images. I cannot find a way how to authenticate specific account on backend side to use it for images.
I don't want to use one Flickr account per user - I want to one Flickr account for entire application.
Thanks for help!
Coordinator
Oct 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Firstly I will say that 90% of the use cases for uploading to a single account from a web site are against the Flickr Terms of Service. You must own the copyright for any image or photo you upload. Remember, Flickr is a photo SHARING web site, not a photo HOSTING web site. If you want to host images then use Amazon or Azure. You are not allowed to use Flickr (and its bandwidth) for hosting your web site graphics.

Secondly, it is possible. You just authenticate once with whatever account you want to upload to, and then store that authentication token on the server (config file, hard coded, whatever).

Sam
Marked as answer by Countermind on 10/13/2014 at 7:54 AM