February, 2007

  • Govind's WebLog

    Trouble Installing .NET 2.0....

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    If you had a Beta version of Framework 2.0 installed on your machine and are moving to a the RTM version, then you might have some trouble with getting the correct version of mscoree.dll in place. The reason is Microsoft Installer's resilence feature...
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    Daylight savings changes and WCF Security Processing

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    I had a question today from a customer who was concerned that his WCF application might start to behave erratically due to the new Daylight savings schedule. Then I realized that there has been quite some noise around this area and people are predicting...
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    WS-Federation Passive

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    I have discussed about Federation before. This post discusses Federation from the active context. "Active" means that the client is a smart client capable of doing encryption and signing and can actively participate in the Federation protocol. There are...
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    Asymmetric tokens and Mixed-Mode Security

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    When you are using a X.509 Certificate as the client authentication token in Mixed-Mode Security - apart from signing the Timestamp WCF will sign the 'To' header as well. This is to prevent a client spoofing attack by a rougue service. Consider the situation...
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    WCF Security Modes

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    WCF supports three types of Security. They are, Transport Security Mixed-Mode Security Message Security Let's discuss the various Security Modes below. Transport Security is applied at the transport byte stream below the message layer...
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