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The Security Application Block

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The Enterprise Library Security Application Block helps developers implement common authorization-related functionality in their applications. Applications can use the Security Application Block to support authorization and to cache a user's authorization and authentication data. Together with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 features, developers can easily implement common security-related functionality.

The Security Application Block has the following features:

  • It reduces the requirement to write boilerplate code to perform standard tasks.
  • It helps maintain consistent security practices, both within an application and across the enterprise.
  • It eases the learning curve for developers by using a consistent architectural model across the various areas of functionality provided.
  • It provides implementations that you can use to solve common application security problems.
  • It is extensible; it supports custom implementations of security providers.

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