The first beta of the v4.0 .NET Framework is now available, and with it comes a lot of changes to the CLR's security system. We've updated both the policy and enforcement portions of the runtime in a lot of ways that I'm pretty excited to finally see available. Since there are a lot of security changes, I'll spend the next month or so taking a deeper look at each of them. At a high level, the major areas that are seeing updates with the v4 CLR are:
- Security policy
- Security transparency
- AppDomain Managers
Like I did when we shipped the v2.0 CLR, I'll come back and update this post with links to the details about each of the features we added as I write more detailed blog posts about each of them.
Tomorrow, I'll start by looking at probably the most visible change of the group - the update to the CLR's security policy system.