Nigel Watling

security and identity for developers

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    Least privileged user access for developers

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    OK, the last entry was a teaser for a blog entry or two on what developers can and IMHO should do regarding least privilege and least privileged user access (LUA) on Windows. A lot of this information can be already found scattered around but I wanted...
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    Using MetadataResolver with Windows CardSpace and WCF

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    If you want to use CardSpace from a WCF client without hard-coding config or using an App.config file then try using the MetadataResolver class. Here is some code that works with .NET Framework 3.0 Beta 2 ("WinFX"): I've been meaning to get a MetadataResolver...
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    Using MetadataResolver with Windows CardSpace and WCF - June CTP edition

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    Since the .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP should soon be upon us here is the updated version of the MetadataResolver code I gave in the last post . You'll see that it's a bit more concise and there is no longer a separate InfoCardClientCredentials class....
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    64 bits should be plenty enough for anybody

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    Bill Gates once remarked “640KB of memory should be plenty enough for anybody”. Actually, I have it on good authority that he didn't say it, but let's not let that get in the way of a good story. The reason the quote has stuck is that firstly, it was...
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    Least Privilege Questionnaire

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    For how many of the following questions can you answer "no"? 1) Your PC is connected to the Internet 2) You have valuable things on your PC and it is probably joined to a corporate LAN 3) There are nasty people on the Internet who would like nothing...
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    July CTP and www.netfx3.com sandbox

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    At last! The .NET Framework 3.0 - July 2006 CTP has arrived. This is the drop we've all been waiting for. The issues with the Windows CardSpace in the June CTP have been fixed. If you want to experiment with CardSpace there is no better build to install...
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