This is an example on how to authenticate users to leverage the Ektron APIs in a 3-tier environment. This is also the same process to leverage the API's in a console application as well as in MVC.
This example demonstrates how to request the authentication token of a user and pass it in to the Content Manager.GetList.
//Here we are calling the user object to allow us to use the authenticate method to pass the user data in. Ektron.Cms.Framework.User.UserManager _userManager = new Ektron.Cms.Framework.User.UserManager(); //In this example we are passing the user name and password into string to be called at a later point. string UserName = "Admin"; string Password = "Admin123"; //Next we authenticate the user based on username and password and pass it into a string value to be called later string authToken = _userManager.Authenticate(UserName, Password); //Here we are calling the Content Manager Object Ektron.Cms.Framework.Content.ContentManager _contentManager = new Ektron.Cms.Framework.Content.ContentManager(); //Next we use the content manager and request the authentication token data we passed in the authToken string we created eariler _contentManager.RequestInformation.AuthenticationToken = authToken; //Next we chose how we retrieve the content based on our critiera filter, in this case the content id var _criteria = new Ektron.Cms.Content.ContentCriteria();//get Criteria _criteria.AddFilter(Ektron.Cms.Common.ContentProperty.Id, Ektron.Cms.Common.CriteriaFilterOperator.EqualTo, 30); //Finally we return are items using the get list. var _getList = _contentManager.GetList(_criteria);