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This code snippet and document show how to connect to an FTP server with SSL enabled using ASP.NET. The code is written in C#.NET.

ASP.NET Mixed Mode Authentication

In many web applications it is desirable for both intranet users and external parties to be able to seamlessly log onto the system. The problem this raises is that it is not easy to allow intranet users to log in via Windows integrated authentication while also allowing external parties to log in to the same application using standard forms authentication. This article will show you one way to achieve the best of both worlds when it comes to authentication.

Designing Role-Based Security Models for .NET

In this article, Michele Leroux Bustamante discusses authentication, authorization and role-based security in .NET. Along the way, he provides some best practices for implementing role-based security in some typical .NET application scenarios including rich clients, Web applications, and Web services.

Implementing Active Directory Services in ASP.NET 2.0

With the introduction of ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005, many of the security tasks required to connect an application's authentication and authorization mechanisms to Active Directory have been dramatically simplified. This article shows how to perform both Active Directory (LDAP:\\) and local member server (WinNT:\\) tasks.

RFID Programming Made Simple and Cheap

Using RFID hardware and incorporating RFID tag information into your applications can really be quite simple. See what can be done with less than $100 and no more than a few dozen lines of code.

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