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

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Chapter 4. ASP.NET Authentication

Key concepts in this chapter are:

  • Adding a secure section to a Web site

  • Using Forms authentication

  • Using Windows authentication

  • Using Passport authentication

Perhaps you write your Web applications in a darkened room mumbling quietly to yourself, with the shades drawn and the door locked. Furthermore, you undoubtedly have a policy of "no one comes in, no one goes out." It goes without saying that your computer is disconnected from the Internet, has no Ethernet connection or floppy disk drive, and is used by no one else—not even your mother. Does this sound like you? If so, you probably have no need for ASP.NET authentication and can safely skip to the next chapter. Everyone else should read on.

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