Configuring Security

Configure security for a Windows-based application.

  • Select and configure authentication type. Authentication types include Windows Authentication, None, forms-based, Microsoft Passport, and custom authentication.

  • Specify the security level for an application.

  • Use custom attributes to configure security.

The .NET Framework offers a wide variety of security features. You can choose to run a machine in wide-open mode, with every user allowed to execute any .NET code, or you can lock things down selectively. You can control which programs have access to which resources or which users have the right to execute which programs.

Broadly speaking, .NET security can be broken down into two separate areas:

  • Code access security— This type ...

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