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The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008 by Jim Cheshire

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Chapter 7. Basic ASP.NET Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Authentication and Authorization

Configuring Windows Authentication

Understanding Forms Authentication

Configuring Forms Authentication

Other Forms Authentication Settings

ASP.NET Authorization

Why Not Windows Authentication?

Authentication and Authorization

In the previous chapter, we glazed over some of the configuration options available for ASP.NET security. In this chapter, we’ll dig deeper into security concepts and how to configure authentication and authorization options in ASP.NET.

Before we go into the details of ASP.NET security, it’s important to understand essentially two steps are involved: authentication and authorization. Authentication is the process by which a user’s identity ...

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