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How can Web applications in ASP.NET be secured?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Web applications in ASP.NET are typically secured in one of two ways, Windows authentication and Forms authentication. Each method stores users differently and involves a different approach for logins.

Windows authentication

  • Users are operating system users on the local Windows server or on a domain. Roles are Windows groups.
  • Users log into the Web application using a non-customizable pop-up login dialog box.
  • For instructions, see the Microsoft article: How To: Use Windows Authentication in ASP.NET 2.0.

Forms authentication

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