Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days, Second Edition By Chris Payne
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Week 3. At a Glance
Web security is a complex topic that's often confusing to both developers and end users, but it's a necessary one in today's Internet. Security involves validating user credentials (authentication) and determining access to resources (authorization). There are many ways to accomplish these steps with ASP.NET, and fortunately none of them are very complex to implement.
ASP.NET makes securing your applications easy. Once you've got a grip on the fundamentals of security, implementing the necessary security measures with ASP.NET is a snap.
Today's lesson will cover the following:
What Web security is
How Windows handles security
What the three different forms of authentication are and how to implement them