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.NET Programming: A Practical Guide Using C# by Pradeep Tapadiya

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ASP.NET Web Services Security

Security is an important issue for many Web sites, whether they are serving Web pages or running Web services. This is especially true if the Web site is exposed on the Internet. The site might contain sensitive data that, in the wrong hands, could cause substantial damage to the company or the individuals. Such a site may wish to allow only specific users to be able to access the site. The site may wish to authenticate the user; that is, verify the user is the one he or she claims to be. The site might want to implement some kind of authorization such as role-based security so that users get restricted access to the data, based on their privileges. Finally, under some circumstances, the executing code might wish ...

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