Chapter 5. Protecting a WCF Service over the Internet

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to configure and use the ASP.NET Membership Provider and the ASP.NET Role Provider to store and query user identity and role information for a WCF service.

  • Explain how to configure a WCF service to authenticate users by using certificates.

  • Describe how to use certificates to authenticate a WCF service to a client application.

Managing client application and WCF service security inside an organization requires some thought, but WCF provides bindings and behaviors that you can use to simplify many of the tasks associated with protecting communications. Together with the authentication and authorization features included with the .NET ...

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