With the spread of web-enabled desktop clients and web-server based applications, developers can no longer afford to treat security as an afterthought. It's one topic, in fact, that .NET forces you to address, since Microsoft has placed security-related features at the core of the .NET Framework. Yet, because a developer's carelessness or lack of experience can still allow a program to be used in an unintended way, Programming .NET Security shows you how the various tools will help you write secure applications.The book works as both a comprehensive tutorial and reference to security issues for .NET application development, and contains numerous practical examples in both the C# and VB.NET languages. With Programming .NET Security, you will learn to apply sound security principles to your application designs, and to understand the concepts of identity, authentication and authorization and how they apply to .NET security. This guide also teaches you to: use the .NET run-time security features and .NET security namespaces and types to implement best-practices in your applications, including evidence, permissions, code identity and security policy, and role based and Code Access Security (CAS) use the .NET cryptographic APIs , from hashing and common encryption algorithms to digital signatures and cryptographic keys, to protect your data. use COM+ component services in a secure manner If you program with ASP.NET will also learn how to apply security to your applications. And the book also shows you how to use the Windows Event Log Service to audit Windows security violations that may be a threat to your solution.Authors Adam Freeman and Allen Jones, early .NET adopters and long-time proponents of an "end-to-end" security model, based this book on their years of experience in applying security policies and developing products for NASDAQ, Sun Microsystems, Netscape, Microsoft, and others. With the .NET platform placing security at center stage, the better informed you are, the more secure your project will be.
Provides critical details and guidance from an experienced trainer. Includes tech reviews and guidance from key Microsoft developers. Authoritative and useful, covering security principles and security under Windows in a Web-based environment. Offers the first thorough exploration of security nameplates under the .NET framework.
Learn how to make your .NET applications secure! Security and cryptography, while always an essential part of the computing industry, have seen their importance increase greatly in the last several years. Microsoft's .NET Framework provides developers with a powerful new set of tools to make their applications secure. NET Security and Cryptography is a practical and comprehensive guide to implementing both the security and the cryptography features found in the .NET platform. The authors provide numerous clear and focused examples in both C# and Visual Basic .NET, as well as detailed commentary on how the code works. They cover topics in a logical sequence and context, where they are most relevant and most easily understood. All of the sample code is available online at . This book will allow developers to: Develop a solid basis in the theory of cryptography, so they can understand how the security tools in the .NET Framework function Learn to use symmetric algorithms, asymmetric algorithms, and digital signatures Master both traditional encryption programming as well as the new techniques of XML encryption and XML signatures Learn how these tools apply to ASP.NET and Web Services security
This document reviews security features of two most popular modern development platforms--Java and .NET (Java v1.4.2/J2EE v1.4 and .NET v1.1). The platform choice is not random, because they represent, to a certain extent, competition between UNIX-like and Windows systems, which largely defined software evolution over the last decade. Although Java applications run on Windows, and there exist UNIX bridges for .NET, the Java/UNIX and .NET/Windows combinations are used for development of a significant portion (if not majority) of applications on their respective operating systems, so both platforms deserve a careful examination of their capabilities.Such an examination is especially important since different aspects of UNIX/Windows and Java/.NET competition have been flaming endless heated debates between proponents of both camps, which often blindly deny merits of the opposite side while at the same time praising their preferred solution. The material here is purposely structured by general categories of protection mechanism and reviewing each platform$B!G(Bs features in those areas. This allows starting each topic with a platform-neutral security concept and performing relatively deep drill-downs for each technology without losing track of the overall focus of providing an unbiased side-by-side comparison.The document is based on the research material that was used as a foundation of the feature article, "Securing .NET and Enterprise Java: Side by Side", which was written by Vincent Dovydaitis and myself and appeared in Numbers 3-4 of Computer Security Journal in 2002. The following areas will be considered: Security Configuration and Code Containment Cryptography and Communication Code Protection and Code Access Security, or CAS Authentication and User Access Security, or UAS
The introduction of the Microsoft® .NET framework not only brings developers a powerful, cohesive toolset for the development of new Windows and Web applications -- it also replaces COM as the technology of choice for building components on Windows platforms. Components are the fundamental building blocks of .NET applications; they can both simplify and add flexibility to complex applications. Applied properly, component-oriented programming enable reuse, allow for long-term maintenance, application extensibility and scalability. Component technology is nothing new, but the .NET Framework offers developers a new way to develop binary components rapidly, without the hurdles that many COM developers have had to deal with prior to .NET. While retaining all of the core concepts that define component-oriented development--language independence, separation of interface from implementation, binary compatibility, versioning, concurrency management, location transparency, security, deployment--.NET is built upon a fresh component-oriented runtime that has an easier time providing these core concepts. Programming .NET Components offers a complete introduction to the new Microsoft .NET component model, focusing on the aspects of .NET that make it ideal for building reusable, maintainable, and robust components. Author Juval LÃ¶wy, a noted authority on component-oriented programming, teaches the intricacies of .NET component programming and the related system issues to application developers, along with relevant design guidelines, tips, best practices, and known pitfalls. The book is packed with helpful original utilities aimed at simplifying the programming model and increasing the developer productivity. The book begins with an appreciation for the "why" and fundamentals of component-oriented programming, and then continues with an introduction to .NET essentials. Following practical, expert advice on effective .NET development techniques, the book then devotes a chapter to each of the following features critical to component development: Resource management Versioning Events Asynchronous calls Multithreading Serialization Remoting Component services Security. Programming .NET Components offers everything you'll need to know to program components for real-life .NET applications, using Windows Forms, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, or web services. Anyone interested in developing .NET applications, especially enterprise level, will find this book an invaluable resource.
Brilliantly compiled by author Juval Lowy, Programming .NET Components, Second Edition is the consummate introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework--the technology of choice for building components on Windows platforms. From its many lessons, tips, and guidelines, readers will learn how to use the .NET Framework to program reusable, maintainable, and robust components.Following in the footsteps of its best-selling predecessor, Programming .NET Components, Second Edition has been updated to cover .NET 2.0. It remains one of the few practical books available on this topic. This invaluable resource is targeted at anyone who develops complex or enterprise-level applications with the .NET platform--an ever-widening market. In fact, nearly two million Microsoft developers worldwide now work on such systems.Programming .NET Components, Second Edition begins with a look at the fundamentals of component-oriented programming and then progresses from there. It takes the time to carefully examine how components can simplify and add flexibility to complex applications by allowing users to extend their capabilities. Next, the book introduces a variety of .NET essentials, as well as .NET development techniques. Within this discussion on component development, a separate chapter is devoted to each critical development feature, including asynchronous calls, serialization, remoting, security, and more. All the while, hazardous programming pitfalls are pointed out, saving the reader from experiencing them the hard way.A .NET expert and noted authority on component-oriented programming, Lowy uses his unique access to Microsoft technical teams to the best possible advantage, conveying detailed, insider information in easy-to-grasp, activity-filled language. This hands-on approach is designed to allow individuals to learn by doing rather than just reading. Indeed, after digesting Programming .NET Components, Second Edition, readers should be able to start developing .NET components immediately.Programming .NET Components, Second Edition is the consummate introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework--the technology of choice for building components on Windows platforms. From its many lessons, tips, and guidelines, readers will learn how to use the .NET Framework to program reusable, maintainable, and robust components.Following in the footsteps of its best-selling predecessor, Programming .NET Components, Second Edition has been updated to cover .NET 2.0. This invaluable resource is targeted at anyone who develops complex or enterprise-level applications with the .NET platform--an ever-widening market.
Programmers: protect and defend your Web apps against attack! You may know ASP.NET, but if you don't understand how to secure your applications, you need this book. This vital guide explores the often-overlooked topic of teaching programmers how to design ASP.NET Web applications so as to prevent online thefts and security breaches. You'll start with a thorough look at ASP.NET 3.5 basics and see happens when you don't implement security, including some amazing examples. The book then delves into the development of a Web application, walking you through the vulnerable points at every phase. Learn to factor security in from the ground up, discover a wealth of tips and industry best practices, and explore code libraries and more resources provided by Microsoft and others. Shows you step by step how to implement the very latest security techniques Reveals the secrets of secret-keeping—encryption, hashing, and not leaking information to begin with Delves into authentication, authorizing, and securing sessions Explains how to secure Web servers and Web services, including WCF and ASMX Walks you through threat modeling, so you can anticipate problems Offers best practices, techniques, and industry trends you can put to use right away Defend and secure your ASP.NET 3.5 framework Web sites with this must-have guide.
The book has been written keeping in mind the general weakness in understanding the fundamental concepts of the topics. The book is self-explanatory and is based on question-answer pattern. This book covers Genesis of .Net – Features of .Net - .Net binaries – Microsoft Intermediate Language – Meta Data - .Net types and .net name spaces – Common Language Runtime – Common Type System – Common Language Specification - .Net Applications using command line compiler and visual studio .net IDE. Basics and Advance Concepts of ASP.Net includes Creating and deploying ASP .NET applications – Web forms – Web controls – Rich web controls – Custom web controls – Validation controls – Debugging ASP .NET pages – ASP .NET configuration – Business objects – HTTP Handlers – Caching in ASP .NET – ASP .NET security .NET applications. The book also deals with Web Services – Web services Infrastructure – SOAP –Building a web service – Deploying and publishing web services – Finding web services – Consuming web services. Basics of ADO .NET – Changes from ADO – Data Table – Data Views – Data Set – OLEDB and SQL ManagedProviders – OleDb Data Adapter Type.