HTTP Anatomy and Security

The primary benefit of creating an HTTP service is reachability. A broad range of clients in disparate platforms can consume your HTTP services. A client application on an Apple iPhone running iOS can talk to ASP.NET Web API hosted in an HP ProLiant server running the Microsoft Windows 2012 OS. Similarly, an application on a Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows 8 Pro can talk to an HTTP service hosted on the IBM System z. HTTP is the secret sauce behind these disparate device–platform interactions.

ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services. The ASP.NET Web API framework embraces ...

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