Getting email count using SSO

Jan 5, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Hi all,

We currently use the Live@edu service for our students, logging them from our student portal on to Live@edu using the SSO toolkit, pretty much out of the box. Our students are authenticated in-house using Active Directory.

We now have a requirement to retrieve the number of emails in the students inbox, and display this information on the portal (I'm guessing a logon, get the count and then logoff).

Can anybody tell me if this can be done using the SSO solution? Maybe combining with EWS?

The SSO solution supplies a redirect, so I'm unclear how we could use it to get the number of emails in the students inbox. Or, with EWS (which seems to need user and password credentials amongst other things).

Here's hoping somebody can help!