Tracking a user's identity

In quite a few applications, knowing which user is using your application is important. You might want to enable certain features if a certain user is logged in, or limit the data you're offering depending on the logged-in user's identity. In this recipe, you'll learn how easy it is to get to know which user is using your application. You'll learn how to verify and track a user's identity in your Silverlight application.

Getting ready

This recipe uses the AdventureWorks Lite database—a free database you can download from http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples. To follow this recipe, you need to have this database installed on an SQL Server instance you can access from your machine.

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