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Questions tagged [wcf]

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications. It allows for sending messages between service endpoints. Service endpoints can be a part of a service, hosted in IIS or in an application, or it can be a client which requests data from such a service. WCF is a part of .Net Framework.

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WCF WS - Passing passwords through service

I am implementing security on a WCF service from basicHttp to WShttp, the issue is the service sends some passwords for connections to the database that the user can define,test and save. The ...
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How to use IIS ssl certificate(CNG) for data encryption

I want to use RSA to encrypt/decrypt some data using IIS's ssl ceritifcate, from within a web service(WCF). I've managed so far to do this by using .NET security classes(RSACryptoServiceProvider/...
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Taking a service from development to production

I have created a service (WCF) that acts as a backend for a DB. For now it does basic operations such as INSERT, SELECT etc. I have run it locally and now it is time to expose her to the internet and ...
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Real Risk of BasicHttpBinding

A slightly rhetorical question I guess, but I have been trying to get wsHttpBinding to work for my application, and although it does work perfectly if I am able to physically import the required keys ...
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Distribution of a public key with a dotnet client application?

I have a pretty good understanding of X509 cryptography etc, from my career in the smart card industry. So I know that the card scheme (e.g. Visa, MasterCard) is the highest level of trust - they sign ...
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ASP.NET WCF security, javascript and handling sensitive information

I've come upon what I would call some "nasty" javascript coding (I come from a KnockoutJS / Angular / Web API 'world') in which WCF services are exposed to javascript by production URL's, i.e. "...
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Is generating custom authentication token for WCF service requests a good practice?

I have public WCF web service which works over https. There are lots of technical restrictions on client side, so I can't use any advanced schemes like oauth. I have registered users and some of them ...
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Deploying software that requires X.509 certificates

I have a self-hosted WCF application, with a server application running on the server (obviously) and a client application that will be installed on the users PC. Up until this point I have been ...
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How to secure communication between WCF on internal server and a web page connected to the internet?

We wrote a WCF service and deployed it on IIS on our company's internal server A which is NOT connected to the internet. We developed an ASP.NET web page which consumes that service. The web page is ...
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Using WCFs WS-security implementation, how can the server verify client identity?

Using the configuration below we have implemented message security using WCF and WS-security. Note that we use clientCredentialType=Certificate. Now my questions are: Does the configuration below ...