The .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security by Keith Brown

By Keith Brown

"As traditional, Keith masterfully explains advanced safeguard matters in down-to-earth and easy-to-understand language. I guess you will achieve for this publication usually whilst construction your subsequent software program application."--Michael Howard, coauthor, Writing safe Code "When it involves educating home windows safeguard, Keith Brown is 'The Man.' within the .NET Developer's advisor to home windows defense, Keith has written a booklet that explains the main safeguard strategies of home windows NT, home windows 2000, home windows XP, and home windows Server 2003, and teaches you either the right way to practice them and the way to enforce them in C# code. by way of organizing his fabric into brief, transparent snippets, Brown has made a sophisticated topic hugely accessible." --Martin Heller, senior contributing editor at and proprietor of Martin Heller & Co. "Keith Brown has a distinct skill to explain complicated technical issues, equivalent to protection, in a manner that may be understood through mere mortals (such as myself). Keith's e-book is a needs to learn for somebody trying to stay alongside of Microsoft's improvements to its safety features and the following significant model of .NET." --Peter Partch, critical software program engineer, PM Consulting "Keith's booklet is a set of functional, concise, and punctiliously proposal out nuggets of defense perception. each .NET developer will be clever to maintain a replica of this e-book shut to hand and to refer to it first whilst questions of defense come up in the course of software development." --Fritz Onion, writer of crucial ASP.NET with Examples in C#The .NET Developer's advisor to home windows safeguard is needed examining for .NET programmers who are looking to increase safe home windows functions. Readers achieve a deep figuring out of home windows safeguard and the knowledge to software safe platforms that run on home windows Server 2003, home windows XP, and home windows 2000.Author Keith Brown crystallizes his software safety services into seventy five brief, particular directions. each one merchandise is obviously defined, cross-referenced, and illustrated with particular examples. The goods construct on each other until eventually they produce a finished photo of what instruments can be found and the way builders may still use them. The publication highlights new good points in home windows Server 2003 and previews positive aspects of the approaching model 2.0 of the .NET Framework. A spouse site contains the resource code and examples used in the course of the publication. subject matters lined include:Kerberos authenticationAccess controlImpersonationNetwork securityConstrained delegationProtocol transitionSecuring company servicesSecuring remotingHow to run as a regular person and stay a cheerful lifeProgramming the protection help supplier Interface (SSPI) in visible Studio.NET 2005Battle-scarred and rising builders alike will locate within the .NET Developer's advisor to home windows safeguard bona-fide options to the typical difficulties of securing home windows purposes.

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There is also an “interactive” window station, which always exists even when no interactive user is present. This special interactive window station, hardcoded with the name WinSta0 deserves a bit more attention. 1 Window stations normally parallel logon session boundaries. is the only window station actually bound to hardware. That is, you can see windows there, and they can receive input from the mouse and keyboard. exe. The ACL on WinSta0 controls what you can do with the GUI at a very detailed level, but, practically speaking, it's an all-ornothing grant and really only necessary to constrain which processes are allowed to attach to the window station.

NET. NET Web Project wizard doesn't work very well if you're not running as an administrator. I've found the easiest way to get a Web project started as a nonadmin is to first create the virtual directory using the IIS admin tool from the computer management console 3 and then run the wizard and point it to the URL I just created. You can also add yourself to the VS Developers group, which grants you write access to \inetpub\wwwroot and seems to make the wizard a lot happier. Writing Code That Can Be Used by a Non-Admin One result of developing code as a nonprivileged user is that you'll be more likely to produce programs that run without requiring elevated privileges.

EXE with a Trojan horse, for example. 10 How to enable auditing Unfortunately, windows doesn't have a lot of detection countermeasures (WhatIsACountermeasure) built into it, but one of the features that comes close is auditing. On a secure production system, auditing is one way an administrator can detect that an attack has occurred or is in progress. A good sysadmin will turn on auditing to detect password-guessing attacks, attempts to access sensitive resources, null session connections (WhatIsANullSession), and so on.

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