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Digital Signatures and Certificates in .NET

I am looking for a good source of information and examples of coding against the above from .NET (preferably in C#, but VB or C++ no problem). All I seem to find with Google is some realy basic 101 type stuff.
Any good blogs, sites, books, mailing lists, newsgroups that hide the true goodness out there?

(I posted this on http://discuss.fogcreek.com/dotnetquestions/ first but I guess the JOS crowd mostly sticks to this forum exclusively)

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, July 25, 2003

I wrote a couple of articles for ASPToday that covered some of the aspects of digital signatures and certificates in .NET. It's not an exhaustive study, but it might give you some tips.

One of the articles was covering the WS-Security standard which has changed, but the part about using X.509 certs in .NET is still valid.

Although Wrox went belly up, the ASPToday site is still up if you happen to have a membership.

http://www.asptoday.com/content.asp?id=2131
http://www.asptoday.com/content.asp?id=1911

If you dont' have a membership, drop me an email and I can help ya out.

Mark Hoffman
Friday, July 25, 2003

Hmmm, I was registered at ASP Today but their "forgotten password" (hey, who keeps track) does not seem to function anymore.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, July 25, 2003

Writing Secure Code, 2nd edition, has lots of good stuff about this.

Take a look on MSDN's Patterns & Practices web site - there's good stuff on how to program against this in that downloadable "Writing secure ASP.NET" applications book.

Also, do a search for WS-Security and the WSE tookit. I've found good stuff there as well for coding against the certificate store and doing digitally signed web service calls.

Chris Tavares
Friday, July 25, 2003

Thanks Chris, I'll check it out.

Just me (Sir to you)
Monday, July 28, 2003

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