WCF Authentication: Custom Username and Password Validator

There are a number of authentication techniques supported by WCF. For instance Windows Authentication, X509 Certificates, Issued Tokens, and Username and Password are all mechanisms that can be used for authentication. These client credential types are configured as part of the binding configuration for an endpoint. For example the config section below customises the netTcpBinding…

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AzMan Data Store through COM Interop

If you have an ASP.NET application, you can use the AuthorizationStoreRoleProvider which adheres to the Role Provider model expected by ASP.NET and retrieves role information from Microsoft Authorization Manager (AzMan). AzMan itself is a COM based application and all communications with the store occur through COM Introp exposed in Microsoft.Interop.Security.AzRoles namespace. If you decide not…

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