Web Service Authentication and Impersonation
[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM supports multiple authentication models. The type of authentication interface that is used depends on if you are authenticated through Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, on-premise, or Internet-facing deployment (IFD).
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online - authentication is handled through Windows Live, which was previously known as Passport.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, on-premise - authentication is handled through Active Directory, which is also known as Windows Integrated Authentication.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, IFD – Forms based authentication, handled through Active Directory.
Impersonation enables you to call Web service methods on behalf of another user to provide a desired features or service. The following sections explain impersonation and authentication.
In This Section
Contains information about performing an operation on behalf of another user.
Explains how to authenticate a user for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online by using Windows Live.
Provides information about how to authenticate a user under Active Directory for an on-premise deployment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Has instructions about how to authenticate a user under Active Directory for an Internet Facing Deployment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Explains how to authenticate from an ASPX page.