Anyone who has built an application in Visual Studio that uses several services (e.g. roaming Visual Studio settings, accessing Azure services in Server Explorer, or using Windows Store) has probably experienced what we’ve come to call “sign-in Whack-A-Mole
,” with prompts popping up when you least expect them to. In Visual Studio 2015 we introduced an account manager to reduce how often Visual Studio needs to prompt for credentials and to make it easier for you to switch among different user accounts within the IDE. You’ll see the account manager utilized in various places inside the Visual Studio 2015
user interface, but the central place of account management resides In File -> Account Settings.
Let’s take a deeper look at how the account manager works. Many Services, Many User Accounts There were two general types of authentication workflows we saw in Visual Studio 2013 and earlier: Multiple Services.
Online services such as Azure, Office 365, and Visual Studio Online managed their users’ authentication tokens separately. Additionally, re-entering your credentials only refreshed the token for that one feature, leaving other features unauthenticated. This meant...(Read whole news on source site)