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Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB, Fifth Edition by Matthew MacDonald, Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt

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CHAPTER 25

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Authentication and Authorization

In this chapter, we look at the ASP.NET support for authentication and authorization. Authentication is the process of identifying your users and authorization is the process of controlling their access to different parts of the application. We focus very narrowly on techniques and features—and to do this, we work with simple data that we statically define in classes in the example project. This isn’t very realistic, but we guarantee that you will really understand how these important processes are performed in ASP.NET applications. In Chapter 26, we will build on the content of this chapter and show ...

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