Can you use Push without Backend Users

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  1. David
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    Apr 2013

    Posted 01 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    I am developing a hybrid app using appbuilder which connects through our custom API to interact with legacy users and related data.

    Am I able to register a device for Push Notifications through Back End Services without being required to setup a User in Back End Services? 

    If possible I would prefer to populate the Push registration with my legacy user membership GUID as the UserId or store it in the custom object.

    If this is not possible, do you have any suggested logic/workflow to keep my legacy user database in sync with the Back End Services Users?  We anticipate it is a small subset of users that will be using the app and Push Notifications.  We will send the actual push notifications through C# .Net server side API calls to Backend for individuals with custom message content.

    Thanks in advance for your prompt replies.

  2. David
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    Apr 2013

    Posted 01 Feb 2016 in reply to David Link to this post

    I modified the sample app Advanced Push Notifications and was able to register device without being a BackEnd services user.  And I was able to test sending a push notification using the back end push browser to segment the user by the custom parameter object.

    Hope this helps some other newbie.

  3. Anton Dobrev
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    Posted 03 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    Hi David,

    Thanks for posting to the Telerik Developer Forums.

    Indeed, you can use the Push Notifications services in Telerik Platform without the integrated user management. Yet, you can register the devices with custom parameters and target your audience based on them.

    Here are some resources:

    - Basic Push Sample app
    - Getting Started article
    - Targeting Push Notifications
    - Sending Push Notifications with .NET

    I hope that this helps.

    Anton Dobrev
    Everlive is now Telerik Backend Services, and is part of the Telerik Platform.
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