The Security Application Block
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The Enterprise Library Security Application Block helps developers implement common authorization-related functionality in their applications. Applications can use the Security Application Block to support authorization and to cache a user's authorization and authentication data. Together with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 features, developers can easily implement common security-related functionality.
The Security Application Block has the following features:
- It reduces the requirement to write boilerplate code to perform standard tasks.
- It helps maintain consistent security practices, both within an application and across the enterprise.
- It eases the learning curve for developers by using a consistent architectural model across the various areas of functionality provided.
- It provides implementations that you can use to solve common application security problems.
- It is extensible; it supports custom implementations of security providers.
This section includes the following topics:
- Introduction to the Security Application Block
- Developing Applications Using the Security Application Block
- Key Scenarios
- Design of the Security Application Block
- Extending and Modifying the Security Application Block
- Deployment and Operations
- Security QuickStart
For more information, see the following patterns & practices guides: