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Which method of Authentication is correct for Sync Framework client application (database synchronization)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Users will be out in the field collecting data on windows client app in areas with poor internet connection. Days or even weeks at a time away from any network connection. The lucky ones will bring their laptop back to a regional office to sync the data they've collected when they login to the company network. Others will have to resort to plugging into a client/customer internet connection and/or Internet Cafe connection to perform the data sync.

    The app stores the data on a local sql server 2008 R2 express database and the client will initiate a database sync to the SQL Server 2008 standard in HQ as and when connection is available.

    User Authentication and role based security are requirements of the App. Which method should I be using: Forms Authentication or Windows Authentication ? (And I think I've come across a 3rd type called Custom Authentication ?)

    Sorry, I'm really lost on the authentication stuff - first time doing it and not sure of the pros & cons of each type. Can anyone advise which I should be wiring into the client app for this database syncronization scenario ?

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:44 PM