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Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Geoff Webber-Cross

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Chapter 3. Securing Data and Protecting the User

Security is extremely important for any system that is exposed to the Internet. Using Windows Azure Mobile Services with our applications is no different from any other system; we are exposing our data to the Internet on the server side and our users on the app side.

Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it easy to achieve a secure system by offering us the following features:

  • Services are hosted on a highly-secure infrastructure; so we don't have to worry about hardening servers, configuring firewalls, and patching software.
  • Granular permission control on individual tables and API methods means that we can tailor permissions down to method level on tables and APIs.
  • Authentication is delegated to third-party ...

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