Application login instead of user login, howto?

Apr 5, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I'm working on an App to show some data which is stored in Azure tables. It is not sensitive data, but I don't want to allow others to download freely these data. However, i don't want to have the users creating accounts or having to login with ACS etc.

So I was thinking about using the toolkit to create ASP.NET membership and let the App login with a predefined username/password which is stored encrypted in the app. Not 100% safe, but probably safe enough for this app/data.

Does anyone have advise/best practice about this method using ASP.NET in this way or an example/link of how to program this?