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Working with LiveWriter on a secure site

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  • I am hoping someone might know this anwser, so here goes -

    I am a .NET developer and am trying to integrate a blog (BlogEngine) on to a secure site - meaning that a user will have to login before they can even see the blog or anything.

    So I did all that, and the blog and everything is working great.   However my goal would to enable my editors to use LiveWriter to post items.

    So when go to my site via IE, if I go to http://mywebsite/metaweblog.axd (which is the file LiveWriter looks for), it first takes me to http://mywebsite/login/default.aspx?ReturnURL=%2metaweblog.axd and requires me to login, and then I can see the file.

    Is there a way for LiveWriter to communicate with my Login page with the same credentials.    Because the MetaWebLog.axd file isn't public, I don't think LiveWriter  can see it.

    Any help would be valuable.
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:14 PM

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  • There isnt a way to add basic auth in Writer.

    You should not secure metaweblog since there is already security built into metaweblog.  Even if someone doesn't know the password to the site, going to  http://mywebsite/metaweblog.axd will not expose any information to them.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:01 PM