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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Programming .NET Compact Framework Security

So far, this chapter has looked at how you safeguard a handheld device so that only the authorized user can use it, how you authenticate mobile applications that connect to your back-end servers, and how you protect data stored on the device. What about programming for security? The full .NET Framework has a robust security architecture built upon the following key mechanisms for protecting resources and code from unauthorized code and users:

  • Code access security

    uses permissions to control the access that a piece of code has to protected resources, such as the local file system or other sensitive resources. Permissions are objects that the runtime grants to a piece of code. They represent access to a ...

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