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Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures by Microsoft Corporation

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What You Must Know

Before you begin securing your Web applications and Web services, there are overarching considerations and details of which you should be aware.

ASP.NET Process Model

In Microsoft Windows 2000, Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 runs all Web applications and Web services in the ASP.NET worker process (Aspnet_wp.exe). The unit of isolation is the application domain and each virtual directory has its own application domain. Process-level configuration settings are maintained by the <processModel> element in Machine.config.

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, IIS 6.0 application pools allow you to isolate applications using separate processes. For more information, see Chapter 20.

ASP.NET Account

The ASPNET account is a least privileged, ...

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