How to pass users over to ASP.Net app seamlessly?

I am developing a Rails app and I’m considering using LGXReport
( see http://www.logixml.com/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=LGXReport )
Worth checking out by the way, its free.
Anyway, its a ASP.Net app and I’m using SQL Server. It uses open xml for
its report format, and can use xml, a webservice or a database for a
datasource.

It requires users to login. Is it easy/possible to generate the
appropriate request from Rails to seamlessly pass the user over to an
ASP.NET app ?
I don’t want users to have to log in twice.

I guess I would have to also generate user accounts from Rails on the
ASP.NET side, or perhaps all Rails users could use a single account on
LGXReport. Any ideas about this ?

I’m a newbie on Rails, ASP and web development in general, but an
experienced developer in other areas.

Regards

Gary

Mr Magpie wrote:

It requires users to login. Is it easy/possible to generate the
appropriate request from Rails to seamlessly pass the user over to an
ASP.NET app ?
I don’t want users to have to log in twice.

Something you can try is to setup Rails to use a DB as it’s session
store. It shouldn’t be too hard then to have .NET read out of the table
then to see who is logged in, etc. Another option is to have a DRB
process that kicks off when someone logs in and talks to a .NET listener
that makes the appropriate changes on the .NET side (ie: writes to the
SQL DB and marks the users as currently logged in, etc.)

Probably several other ways to solve this as well.

It requires users to login. Is it easy/possible to generate the
appropriate request from Rails to seamlessly pass the user over to an
ASP.NET app ?
I don’t want users to have to log in twice.

Gary,
I found these wiki page to do single login from RAILS for php forum:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/HowToRenderProxiedPages

hope it helps,
Bojan


Bojan M.
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Thanks to both of you. The answer should be in there somewhere

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