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How to implement and manage security (authentication) in an ASP.NET application.

  1. Using Basic Forms Authentication in ASP.NET

    By Joe Stagner|23 minutes|

    Joe Stagner walks through the process to utilize basic forms based authentication programmatically with ASP.NET. It is suggested that viewers read this before viewing. For more information this dem...

  2. Change the Forms Authentication Properties

    By Joe Stagner|7 minutes|

    Joe Stagner utilizes the previous code example to demonstrate how to change the authentication period for the ASP.NET application. For more information on this demo, a tutorial is located here .

  3. Setup and Use Cookie-less Authentication in an ASP.NET Application

    By Joe Stagner|4 minutes|

    Joe Stagner utilizes the previous code example to demonstrate how to use cookie-less authentication. For more information on this demo, a tutorial is located here .

  4. ASP Forms Login Relocation

    By Joe Stagner|4 minutes|

    Joe Stagner uses the previous code example to continue customizing the ASP.NET authentication by relocating and renaming the login functionality of the ASP.NET application. For more information on...

  5. Forms Login Custom Key Configuration

    By Joe Stagner|7 minutes|

    Joe Stagner will examine the machine key setting in your ASP.NET application. For more information on this demo, a tutorial is located here .

  6. Add Custom Data to the Authentication Method

    By Joe Stagner|14 minutes|

    Joe Stagner will continue the exploration of ASP.NET authentication by configuring the authentication method to add custom data to the authentication ticket that is used by ASP.NET. For more inform...

  7. Use Custom Principal Objects

    By Joe Stagner|22 minutes|

    Joe Stagner demonstrates how to implement custom identity in principal objects in order to store user authentication data. For more information on this demo, a tutorial is located here.

  8. Understanding ASP.NET Memberships

    By Joe Stagner|22 minutes|

    In this video Joe Stagner looks at working with the built-in providers, available to ASP.NET developers, for membership. For additional information about this video, read the Creating the Membershi...

  9. Configuring SQL To Work with Membership Schemas

    By Joe Stagner|18 minutes|

    In this video Joe Stagner demonstrates how to configure a SQL instance to work with a specific ASP Services Membership Profile; as well as configure the application to specifically use this SQL ins...

  10. Changing Membership Settings in the Default Membership Schema

    By Joe Stagner|9 minutes|

    In this video Joe Stagner looks at how to change the default settings of the membership schema to conform to the specific needs of an custom application. For additional information about this video...

  11. Creating User Accounts with the Create User Wizard

    By Joe Stagner|9 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner shows how to create users with the Create User Wizard that comes with the Login Control Collection in ASP.NET and Visual Studio. For additional information about this vid...

  12. Creating User Accounts Programmatically

    By Joe Stagner|19 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner demonstrates how to create a custom create user web form programmatically while not using the Create User wizard. For additional information about this video, read the "C...

  13. Validating Users Manually

    By Joe Stagner|13 minutes|

    In this video Joe Stagner shows you how to create your own web form and process the authentication request manually. For additional information about this video, read the "Validating User Credentia...

  14. Validating Users with the Login Control

    By Joe Stagner|5 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner explores an alternative method of user authentication rather then creating a custom form and calling the API to authenticate a user. He uses the Login Control that ships...

  15. Adding Users to Your Membership System

    By Joe Stagner|47 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner shows you how to add new users to the membership repository.

  16. Logging Users Into Your Membership System

    By Joe Stagner|19 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner shows how to log our users into the ASP.NET membership system.

  17. Implement the Registration Verification Pattern

    By Joe Stagner|35 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner extends the registration process in an ASP.NET application by adding an email verification step.

  18. Simple Web Service Authentication

    By Joe Stagner|54 minutes|

    In this video, Joe Stagner demonstrates different mechanisms that can be added to an ASP.NET application to restrict unauthorized access to ASMX web services.

  19. Creating Inactive Users

    By Joe Stagner|23 minutes|

    In this video Joe Stagner walks through creating inactive users in the ASP.NET membership system, and then using an admin interface to activate the users one at a time.

  20. SQL Injection Defense

    By Joe Stagner|25 minutes|

    A SQL Injection vulnerability in your application can ruin your whole day. In this video, Microsoft’s Joe Stagner explains how SQL Injection attacks can happen, what a bad guy can do with them, and...

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald