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Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development by Yann Duran, Tim Leung

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C H A P T E R  14

Authorization

Whereas authentication is all about users proving who they are, authorization is all about what they are allowed to do, within the context of your application. Of course, this whole chapter is applicable only if you're using Windows Authentication or Forms Authentication.

Understanding Authorization

Security can be extremely important in a business application. If you've chosen the Do Not Enable Authentication option, LightSwitch won't use any mechanism to authenticate your user, and you can skip this chapter. In other words, your application won't know who's using it, and you won't be able to restrict what the users of your application can do.

Here are just a few of the reasons that you might want to use authorization: ...

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