Security is a very important aspect of ASP.NET Web applications. The topics in this section provide background information about security issues that occur in Web applications. The topics include information about how to mitigate common security threats, how to protect resources in a Web application, and about how to authenticate and authorize individual users.
The topics in this section provide guidance on how to improve the security of your application through user authentication, authorization, data encryption, and more.
There are many threats and countermeasures to apply when you secure an ASP.NET application. We strongly recommend that you review and apply the guidance and checklists provided in the articles Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures and Building Secure ASP.NET Applications: Authentication, Authorization, and Secure Communication on the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Web site.