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Pro ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010, Third Edition by Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt, Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 19. The ASP.NET Security Model

Security is an essential part of web applications and should be taken into consideration from the first stage of the development process. Essentially, security is all about protecting your assets from unauthorized actions. You use several mechanisms to this end, including identifying users, granting or denying access to sensitive resources, and protecting the data that's stored on the server and transmitted over the wire. In all of these cases, you need an underlying framework that provides basic security functionality. ASP.NET fills this need with built-in functionality that you can use for implementing security in your web applications.

The ASP.NET security framework includes classes for authenticating and ...

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