After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Manage Web-based security.
Implement Forms Authentication.
Work with Forms Authentication in the raw.
Work with ASP.NET login controls to make writing login pages painless.
Work with ASP.NET role-based authorization.
This chapter covers managing access to your ASP.NET application. Web site security is a major concern for most enterprises. Without any means of securing a site, a Web site can expose areas of your enterprise that you might not want exposed to the general public. In this chapter, you take a quick look at what security means in relation to Web applications. Then, you look at various services available in ASP.NET for authenticating and authorizing users.