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Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 17. Managing Identity with Windows CardSpace

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of Windows CardSpace.

  • Use Windows CardSpace with a WCF service to provide claims-based security.

  • Summarize how you can employ claims-based security to implement a federated security scheme.

Security is an important, if not vital, feature of most commercial Web services and applications. Throughout this book you have seen some of the mechanisms that WCF provides to help you protect Web services and client applications. At the heart of these mechanisms is a scheme by which a Web service identifies the user running the client application that is calling into the Web service. The means of identification is frequently a user name ...

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