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Applied WPF 4 in Context by Raffaele Garofalo

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WCF Security

In this chapter you saw how you can distribute information over the network using WCF, and you saw how powerful but at the same time dangerous it can be if you expose the wrong component over the network using SOA. If you expose the wrong component, unwanted access to your SOA service may cause damage to your internal infrastructure. For example, an intruder accessing your TimeTracker WCF Data Service could cause a loss of the database data!

In this chapter, as already pointed out, we can't analyze WCF in depth . But it is essential to say something about security and how you can create a secure service structure using WCF. Please use this section as an overview of how the WCF security mechanism works, but remember that if you plan ...

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