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Core Internet Application Development with ASP.NET 2.0 by Randy Connolly

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Chapter 13. Security, Membership, and Role Management

“If thou be’st not immortal, look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee!”—William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene 3

In this quote from Julius Caesar, Artemidorus tries to warn the general on the Ides of March what fate awaits him within the Senate building. In a similar vein, moving an ASP.NET application from your development machine to a more public and open production server also seems like a transition from complacent security to the nasty conspiracy and many knives of hackers and unscrupulous users. Luckily, you do not have to rely on the mighty gods to defend your ASP.NET sites. Instead, you can rely on the security features of ASP.NET.

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