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WCF REST 4.0 Authorization with Form Based Authentication (SetAuthCookie)

, 19 Mar 2013 CPOL
How to create custom authorization policy and return HTTPContext Identity for authorization.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.Security;

namespace WcfRestService2
    public partial class Default : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

            btnLogin.Click += new EventHandler(btnLogin_Click);
            btnLogout.Click += new EventHandler(btnLogout_Click);
            CheckUserIdentity.Click += new EventHandler(CheckUserIdentity_Click);

        void CheckUserIdentity_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            FormsIdentity formIdentity = HttpContext.Current.User.Identity as FormsIdentity;
            if (formIdentity != null && formIdentity.IsAuthenticated)
                lblMessage.Text = "User is autheticated";
                lblMessage.Text = "User not authenticated";

        void btnLogout_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            lblMessage.Text = "Signed Out";

        void btnLogin_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (Membership.ValidateUser("admin4", "123456789"))
                FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie("admin6", false);
                lblMessage.Text = "Signed In";

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