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  • Blog Post: RESTful WCF Architecture – Hosting RESTful WCF Services in IIS

    Inspired by the book RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5 . Hosting in IIS [managed hosting ] offers the following advantages : Process setup and shutdown. Process pooling and recycling. Application restart [recycle] when configuration changed. Enhanced security model. Management...
  • Blog Post: Securing IIS7 - Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

    Windows Server 2008 Security Guide is out. It covers many crucial aspects but my favorite of course is IIS7 chapter: Chapter 6: Hardening Web Services This chapter provides prescriptive guidance for hardening the Web Server role. The chapter discusses how the Web server role installs Microsoft®...
  • Blog Post: IIS 7 Great Finds - How To Setup IIS7 On Vista, Bulk Web Site Creation, ASP.NET Pipeline Integration With IIS7

    I started to get used to new version of IIS7 without installing early builds of Windows Server 2008 but using my Vista machine. IIS7 comes built in, it is just not configured with default installation. Several colleagues asked me to provide them with the step by step how-to for configuring IIS7 on Vista...
  • Blog Post: IIS 7 Configuration File - applicationHost.config - Password Management

    From my learning of IIS7 I understand that IIS7's metabase is actually XML configuration file very familiar to me and similar to ASP.NET's web.config. It is called applicationHost.config and sits in C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config My first interest was to see how it manages passwords when specifying...
  • Blog Post: Basic Steps To Make ASP.NET Web Site CardSpace Aware

    From short investigation and a lot of information from Richard Turner's screencasts Here is what I get. To make my ASP.NET app I need: Write ASP.NET server side code to validate the token that holds end user's data, further processing might include checking against membership provider - CardSpace Simple...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6.0 Was True Love, New Romance Is About To Begin - IIS 7

    I just could not hold it back - it is midnight and I am watching Richard Turner's screencast - New Screencast: How to configure IIS7 for Windows CardSpace sites It was humiliatingly :) easy to set up test server cert, so I've done it, here is the prove: Next he talks about how to configure it for CardSpace...
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