Security in the .NET Framework

 

The common language runtime and the .NET Framework provide many useful classes and services that enable developers to easily write secure code and enable system administrators to customize the permissions granted to code so that it can access protected resources. In addition, the runtime and the .NET Framework provide useful classes and services that facilitate the use of cryptography and role-based security.

In This Section

Security Changes in the .NET Framework

Describes important changes to the .NET Framework security system.

Key Security Concepts

Provides an overview of common language runtime security features. This section is of interest to developers and system administrators.

Role-Based Security

Describes how to interact with role-based security in your code. This section is of interest to developers.

.NET Framework Cryptography Model

Provides an overview of cryptographic services provided by the .NET Framework. This section is of interest to developers.

Secure Coding Guidelines

Describes some of the best practices for creating reliable .NET Framework applications. This section is of interest to developers.

Secure Coding Guidelines for Unmanaged Code

Describes some of the best practices and security concerns when calling unmanaged code.

Windows Identity Foundation

Describes how you can implement claims-based identity in your applications.

Related Sections

.NET Framework Development Guide

Provides a guide to all key technology areas and tasks for application development, including creating, configuring, debugging, securing, and deploying your application, and information about dynamic programming, interoperability, extensibility, memory management, and threading.

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