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.NET Framework Security by Kevin T. Price, Rudi Martin, Matthew Lyons, Sebastian Lange, Brian A. LaMacchia

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.NET Framework Security and Operating System Security Settings

Windows security and the Code Access Security system complement and cooperate with each other. The Windows security model encompasses of two main concepts—user authentication and access control. User authentication is used to establish and ascertain the identity of a particular user and map that identity to a particular administrator-defined user role. On the other hand, access control is used to map access to system objects, such as files, directories, printing and network services, to specific user roles. Administrators can define access rights to a particular object, such as a file, for particular users or user groups in a security descriptor. Every system object has a security ...

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