Security in .NET

The common language runtime and the .NET provide many useful classes and services that enable developers to easily write secure code and enable system administrators to customize the permissions granted to code so that it can access protected resources. In addition, the runtime and the .NET provide useful classes and services that facilitate the use of cryptography and role-based security.

In this section

  • Key Security Concepts
    Provides an overview of common language runtime security features. This section is of interest to developers and system administrators.

  • Role-Based Security
    Describes how to interact with role-based security in your code. This section is of interest to developers.

  • Cryptography Model
    Provides an overview of cryptographic services provided by .NET. This section is of interest to developers.

  • Secure Coding Guidelines
    Describes some of the best practices for creating reliable .NET applications. This section is of interest to developers.

Development Guide
Provides a guide to all key technology areas and tasks for application development, including creating, configuring, debugging, securing, and deploying your application, and information about dynamic programming, interoperability, extensibility, memory management, and threading.