WCF Security Guidance Package

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Released: Dec 13, 2007
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This guidance package provides automation capabilities inside of Visual Studio to apply security (authentication, authorization, confidentiality, and integrity) to WCF Web services. While this package does not have a modeling environment itself, it can be used in conjunction with the Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition to secure services developed with the factory. This package can also be used without the Service Factory.

The associated how-to topics contain information on how to use this package after you have installed it. There is also information on how to manually secure your service using Kerberos, X.509 Certificates, Direct Authentication, and Anonymous Authentication.

Security Notice

The guidance package is generating unencrypted ADAM and SQL connection information in the configuration file and this is not a recommended best practice. You can refer to this article to learn more about how to secure sensitive connection information in configuration files.

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