Five years ago, Bill Gates issued a directive to enhance security across the board. Since then, many valuable lessons have been learned about building more secure software.
MSDN Magazine November 2007
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Udi Dahan explains how his team identified and overcame unforeseen problems while developing a large-scale software + services trading application.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
We show you how .NET Services within the Azure Services Platform makes it easy to bring workflow apps to the cloud.
This month Dino builds a service layer that authenticates users of Silverlight 2 and ASP.NET AJAX services to prevent illegal access to sensitive back-end services.
MSDN Magazine September 2008
The Authenticode dialog box that users see when they download software from the Internet, asking them if they trust the publisher and want to install the software is, in my opinion, a useless and annoying waste of time that provides no safety whatsoever.
David S. Platt
MSDN Magazine December 2005
Forms authentication is one of the most compelling and useful new features of ASP.NET. It enables developers to declaratively specify which files on their site can be accessed and by whom, and allows identification of a login page. When an unauthenticated user attempts to retrieve a page protected by forms authentication, ASP.NET automatically redirects them to the login page and asks them to identify themselves. Included here is an overview of forms authentication and what you need to know to put it to work. Also included is hard-to-find information on the security of cookie authentication and on combining forms authentication with role-based URL authorizations.
MSDN Magazine May 2002
ASP.NET and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) work together to make building secure Web sites a breeze. But to do it right, you have to know how the two interrelate and what options they provide for securing access to a Web site's resources. This article, the first in a two-part series, explains the ABCs of Web security as seen through the eyes of ASP.NET and includes a hands-on tutorial demonstrating Windows authentication and ACL authorizations. A range of security measures and authentication methods are discussed, including basic authentication, digest authentication, and role-based security.
MSDN Magazine April 2002
MSDN Magazine October 2001