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How to make a "correct" login verify user lifecycle

MulflarMulflar ESUniversity ✭✭

I have and app with a login screen. I send the user and password to a service who gives me a user object and a token.

The fact is that I need to relog on each start to refresh the user object and the token. The user object is stored as a global property and the token is stored in secure keychain with the correct user and password.

I tried to manage it in App.xaml.cs builder (public App()) but it can be awaited, resulting on the app moving to home screen faster than the login service, and trying to ask data with no user id.

Then I tried to do it in protected override async void OnStart() but it gives me weird errors, and after a lot of googling it seems it's related to not being abled to use httpclient in OnStart

At the end my current "solution" is to have a xamarin forms view with the aspect of the splash screen and a activity indicator and manage the relog service on it. But it's giving the feel of a too much time taking splash screen.

Is there any better way to do it?

Best Answer


  • MulflarMulflar ESUniversity ✭✭

    Hi @N_Baua

    Thanks for the reply but it gives me no help. The authentication service I use is a REST service custom developed for my app, no a Oauth service.
    I have to manage all the process. The problem I'm having is not about how to do it, it's about when to do it. I have already implement the login service, the relog service, the navigation in the app, the usage of diferent services with basic auth, or token auth or no security, all of them work ok.

    But in a new service evolution now they want me to recheck the user is correct each time the app is launched but using stored user/password data.

  • MulflarMulflar ESUniversity ✭✭

    So you are doing like me, you have SplashScreen -> Startup -> Login or AnyFurtherViews
    And in the Startup what are you showing?
    Doesn't this aproach take "too much" loading app time?

  • N_BauaN_Baua INMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mulflar said:
    So you are doing like me, you have SplashScreen -> Startup -> Login or AnyFurtherViews

    Yes and I guess its fair start-up.
    I may post some screen cap if you want.

    --- N Baua

  • MulflarMulflar ESUniversity ✭✭

    Ok, thanks, I'll wait a bit to see if anyone has a different aproach and If not I will set your reply as answer to my question,

  • LoossSSLoossSS FRMember
    edited November 2017

    Sorry.. I don't know how to delete the comment. I answered something but realized after it's not exactly what you asked...

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