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The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming by Joe Kaplan, Ryan Dunn

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8. Security in Directory Services Programming

In this chapter, we take a deeper look at security. We elaborate on the basics introduced in the previous chapters and explore some additional topics we have not yet mentioned.

The first part of the chapter is dedicated to binding and the security context. This is by far one of the most important concepts to understand, as it affects everything we try to do. It is also the primary reason why code fails to perform as expected and is quite often the first thing to investigate when troubleshooting.

The second part of the chapter deals with security settings on individual objects and applies to Active Directory and ADAM. Both Active Directory and ADAM use the standard Windows security descriptor model ...

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