mvc 2 – Best Practice for handling multiple authentication providers for MVC ala stackoverflow – Education Career Blog

I’m looking for suggestions on how to handle multiple auth providers like twitter, facebook, google, openid within an MVC app.

What is the general idea? I’ve got my own user detail table and i’m currently using ASP.Net membership authentication.

When someone connects with facebook are you able to extract user detail information from them via a cookie or directly from facebook? Do people typically store this in their local database?

I guess i’m looking for a broad overview. I’ve read some tutorials but they generally deal with specific details with connecting. thanks!


What you are looking for is OpenId support. As an example, you could refer to NerdDinner code from

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