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Security for Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Michael James Bond, Ed Robinson

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Chapter 2. Role-Based Authorization

Key concepts in this chapter are:

  • Applying role-based security techniques to your applications

  • Using Microsoft Windows role-based security

  • Enabling or disabling application options depending on the user’s role

  • Using role-based authorization in ASP.NET applications

Role-based security allows you to programmatically control what actions users are permitted to perform. This security strategy has its basis in roles that we as employees, managers, customers, and vendors play in life.

Each role encompasses its own set of rights or permissions. For example, part of a manager’s role is to review the compensation for each of her employees. The manager’s role grants the manager permission to access the salary information for ...

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