Chapter 5. Intranet Security

Access to intranet applications is restricted to a limited group of authorized users (such as employees that belong to a domain). While an intranet setting limits the exposure of your application, you may still face several challenges when you develop authentication, authorization, and secure communication strategies. For example, you may have non-trusting domains, which make it difficult to flow a caller’s security context and identity through to the back-end resources within your system. You may also be operating within a heterogeneous environment with mixed browser types. This makes it more difficult to use a common authentication mechanism.

If you have a homogenous intranet where all computers run the Microsoft® ...

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