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Windows Communication Foundation Security

The topics in this section describe Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) security features and how to use them to help secure messages.

For more information about Windows Server AppFabric and security, see Security Model for Windows Server AppFabric

Security Overview

Describes the security features in WCF.

Security Concepts

Describes the basic terminology and concepts used in WCF security.

Common Security Scenarios

Describes scenarios and topologies you can configure with WCF.

Security Behaviors in WCF

Provides an overview of WCF behaviors that affect security, such as setting credentials.

Bindings and Security

A security-oriented view of the bindings, including topics that demonstrate how to create custom security bindings.

Securing Services and Clients

Describes how to secure messages using WCF security features.

Authentication [from BPUEDev11]

Demonstrates common authentication tasks.

Authorization [from BPUEDev11]

Describes common authorization scenarios with security implementations.

Federation and Issued Tokens

Describes the basics of federation and how to create clients that communicate with federated servers.

Partial Trust

Describes how to run partially-trusted scenarios and WCF limitations when running partially trusted.

Auditing Security Events

Describes how to audit security events.

Security Guidance and Best Practices

Guidelines for creating secure WCF applications.

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