Summary

In this chapter, we have demonstrated how the various components of the .NET Framework security system work together to provide a robust execution environment for semitrusted code. Assembly permission requests specified by code authors at development time can influence the permissions granted to an assembly by the Policy Manager. Similarly, the use of the Common Language Runtime's strong naming facilities when the assembly is authored provides execution-time integrity protection and can also influence the set of granted permissions. Deployment-time tools, such as PEVerify, allow administrators to check that an assembly is type-safe. When the assembly is loaded into an instance of the Common Language Runtime to execute, we showed how the ...

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