3417Web Service authentication vs Web App authentication
- Mar 13, 2004Hi
This is not a question specific to SOAP::Lite, so please direct me to
an appropriate forum if necessary.
I have an ASP.NET Web Application which uses authenticated access.
The application folder has Directory security set to Basic
authentication (windows authentication). Now is it true that I can
access any page in this application after being authenticated _just
once per session_ by IIS? My limited experience indicates that this
is the case. I am guessing that IIS uses session ids to decide
whether it should request authentication or not.
Now, the same does not seem true with a Web Service which has its
root folder Directory security set to Basic authentication. I am
required to provide credentials along with _every_ web method call.
How can I make the web service request authentication just once per
session? If this is not possible, why not?