Recently I was digging in Strong naming and signing in .net. I have found an interesting article on code project Building Security Awareness in .NET Assemblies which describe how the strong name can be easily removed and beaked from an executing assembly. I would like to present the approach that can be used with library assemblies in .net. What is a strong name (also called st…
The main benefit of using WCF Data Services (formerly ADO.NET Data Services, codename "Astoria) is that this is interoperable, which means it can be accessed from clients created in different technologies. Moreover standard WCF services offers the only exposed set of methods. Data Services, as implementation of OData protocol, offers the Resource to be queried and altered …
In this post I would like to briefly describe the topic of software licensing and present few solutions I found on the internet. Licensing topic is highly connected with application security and piracyproof so to speak. We generally provide licensing mechanism when we want to assure that nobody who did not paid for the application can not access this application. We want to protect our intellectual property and give the access to the application only those people who paid us for that.
Signing is a bit more tricky than strong naming. I didn’t want to use delay signing, because that requires additional configuration on development stations, so just like with strong naming – plain old simple build on the development machine and the fancy stuff on the build server.
This is another bit that will be helpful with our next tfs build script modification.
To use a certificate for either strong naming or signing code, you need to place it in the certificate store of the user asking for it (e.g. if you’re executing an automated build, the user in whose context the build is executed)
But there are also ways to create a csr without installing any software. There's the easy way (for those who have IIS installed) and the bit more complicated way (for those who like command line tools – that would be me)
Information like product name, file version, copyright, etc are stored in the assembly manifest. In this post I would like to present how these informations can be read from an assembly and showed in the UI.