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  Asked By: Abner    Date: Dec 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 833

Has anyone implemented the Windows Live Authentication provider? Specifically,
where can one get more information on the prfile list?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Riley Scott     Answered On: Dec 03

There is one included as part of the community kit for sharepoint on

Sent from my mobile, please excuse any typos, etc

Answer #2    Answered By: Adya Khavatekar     Answered On: Dec 03

Yes, that's the one I'm asking about. Does the profile list  have to be created?
Are there any instructions on how to do that? There is no documentation on
CodePlex or in the developers blog on profiles.

Answer #3    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Dec 03

Importing profiles from pluggable authentication  providers needs to be done
using the Business Data Catalog and since the actual database of profile
information would be hosted by Windows Live I doubt you can gain access to it to
import it into SharePoint. You would need to build the profiles manually.

Answer #4    Answered By: Marlena Noble     Answered On: Dec 03

While that's true for FBA in general, the Live provider  is a bit
different in its implementation. One of my guys wrote it originally and
we're using it in a few sites so I know it pretty well.

In the case of this provider, it was created with WSS in mind originally
so the profile information  is stored in a SP list  (the location is setup
as part of the configuration) and updates using the user-accessible
profile UI get synched back to this list. Typically the information is
provided by each user manually (they are prompted on first login), and
because it's not a "partner" application Live doesn't share anything
other than a GUID (which cannot be determined in advance and contains no
identifying information), so there's not a good way to populate the
profile programmatically without at least some information being
provided by the individual user.

Answer #5    Answered By: Juan Davis     Answered On: Dec 03

So when you do the stsadm -o addwindowsliveauth command and specify a user
profile list  URL and name, do they have to exist or does it create them for you?

Answer #6    Answered By: Mike Lamb     Answered On: Dec 03

The site in the URL needs to exist (and the user running the command
needs to have admin access to it) but the list  should be created as

Answer #7    Answered By: Uttam Vanjare     Answered On: Dec 03

I agree, the profile has to be built locally. So where can I get more
information on how to do that?

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