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Building Secure ASP.NET Applications: Authentication, Authorization, and Secure Communication

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.NET Web Application Security

J.D. Meier, Alex Mackman, Michael Dunner, and Srinath Vasireddy
Microsoft Corporation

Published: November 2002

Last Revised: January 2006

Applies to:

  • Microsoft® ASP.NET

See the "patterns & practices Security Guidance for Applications Index" for links to additional security resources.

See the Landing Page for the starting point and a complete overview of Building Secure ASP.NET Applications.

Summary: This section provides a visual representation of authentication, authorization, and secure communication across the tiers of a typical ASP.NET application. (3 printed pages)

The technologies that fall under the umbrella of the .NET security framework include:

  • IIS
  • ASP.NET
  • Enterprise Services
  • Web services
  • .NET Remoting
  • SQL Server™

These are illustrated in Figure 1.

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Figure 1. The .NET Web application security framework

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