Windows Communication Foundation Security

The topics in this section describe Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) security features and how to use them to help secure messages.

For more information about Windows Server AppFabric and security, see Security Model for Windows Server AppFabric

In This Section

Security Overview
Describes the security features in WCF.

Security Concepts
Describes the basic terminology and concepts used in WCF security.

Common Security Scenarios
Describes scenarios and topologies you can configure with WCF.

Security Behaviors
Provides an overview of WCF behaviors that affect security, such as setting credentials.

Bindings and Security
A security-oriented view of the bindings, including topics that demonstrate how to create custom security bindings.

Securing Services and Clients
Describes how to secure messages using WCF security features.

Demonstrates common authentication tasks.

Describes common authorization scenarios with security implementations.

Federation and Issued Tokens
Describes the basics of federation and how to create clients that communicate with federated servers.

Partial Trust
Describes how to run partially-trusted scenarios and WCF limitations when running partially trusted.

Describes how to audit security events.

Security Guidance and Best Practices
Guidelines for creating secure WCF applications.




WCF Feature Details

Basic WCF Programming

Getting Started Tutorial

Conceptual Overview

See also