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How password protect ClickOnce URL while still allow app to update?

We have our app deployed so that users may download from
www.oursite.com/ourapp. But how can we password protect or do any sort of
security on this?

One of our developers has argued that ClickOnce is too basic and we should
use a 3rd party installer. But I'd like to see if we can make ClickOnce do
this.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ron Cook
Jan 28 '06 #1
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I haven't tried this, but I see no reason why you could not use Windows
Authentication with IIS on the vRoot / page that serves the ClickOnce
install.
Or even, put in an ASP.NET page with Forms Auth that redirects to the
Publish.htm page on successful authentication, no?
Peter

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"Ronald S. Cook" wrote:
We have our app deployed so that users may download from
www.oursite.com/ourapp. But how can we password protect or do any sort of
security on this?

One of our developers has argued that ClickOnce is too basic and we should
use a 3rd party installer. But I'd like to see if we can make ClickOnce do
this.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ron Cook

Jan 28 '06 #2
P.S. ---
They have an MSDN2 page with a section at the bottom that deals with this
specific issue. It's pretty close to what I had posted, with a bit more info:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/76e4d2xw.aspx

Peter
--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Ronald S. Cook" wrote:
We have our app deployed so that users may download from
www.oursite.com/ourapp. But how can we password protect or do any sort of
security on this?

One of our developers has argued that ClickOnce is too basic and we should
use a 3rd party installer. But I'd like to see if we can make ClickOnce do
this.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ron Cook

Jan 28 '06 #3

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