Certificate management for developers

There’s no doubt that certificate management, when you haven’t futzed with it for some time, is a fun time… Raffaele Rialdi has the start of what looks like a promising tool to help manage the process of managing and deploying certificates for services (WCF) and a bunch of other tasks. http://www.iamraf.net/Tools/DeployManager-first-release-certificates-management


Making Web Client requests behave from .NET or in reality misbehave – ignoring Certificate Issues from HttpWebRequest

Many times, especially during development, you could have certificates that are out of date, aren’t singed by any real authority (makecert, etc.), or even don’t match the host name that the request is issued against, but you want to test, etc. One example is if you want to run Fiddler to get a good over-the-wire…


Spaces in type attribute for Behavior Extension Configuration Issues

If you’ve deployed your WCF Behavior Extension, and you get a Configuration Error, it might just be you’re lacking a space between your “Type” name and the “Assembly” name. You’ll get the following error message: Verify that the extension is registered in the extension collection at system.serviceModel/extensions/behaviorExtensions So, if you’ve entered as below without <system.serviceModel>…


Using a WCF Message Inspector to extend AppFabric Monitoring

I read through Ron Jacobs post on Monitoring WCF Data Services with AppFabric http://blogs.msdn.com/b/endpoint/archive/2010/06/09/tracking-wcf-data-services-with-windows-server-appfabric.aspx What is immediately striking are 2 things – it’s so easy to get monitoring data into a viewer (AppFabric Dashboard) w/ very little work.  And the 2nd thing is, why can’t this be a WCF message inspector on the dispatch side….