Using SSL client certificate in WebRequest and WebServices without certificate installation

If you are using .Net frameworks 1.0 or 1.1, certificate must be installed on either User store or Machine Store. This posting is only valid for v2.0. In version 2.0 (Currently released Whidbey Beta1) user have option to use the certificate which contain the private key without installing it on certificate store. In general it is not recommended…

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Books on .Net Frameworks Network Programming

Following are the some .Net frameworks programming books, where I worked with author on reviewing the manuscript before publication. Network Programming for the Microsoft .NET Framework ISBN: 073561959X by Jim Ohlund, Lance Olson, Anthony Jones This is an excellent book covering the network class library features for v1.0 and v1.1 of .Net frameworks. I has a wide…

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Establishing cookie based session with WebServices and HttpWebRequest

Create cookie based session with HttpWebRequest One common requirement for Http based application to maintain the session state within the application, if your http based application is using the System.Net.HttpWebRequest class, then you could use Cookiecontainer property to send and recieved the cookies. Important thing to note that you should create a single CookieContainer instance…

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SSL https requests with client certificates from ASP.NET

Problem Applications making https request from .net web applications (.aspx pages) are not able to use client certificates. Cause Client certificates are linked to user accounts, ASPX is running under ASPNET account, this account can’t access the certificates installed under user account or system account. HttpWebRequest implementation only access the certificate only from account under…

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