Pro ASP.NET Web API Security: Securing ASP.NET Web API (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Pro ASP.NET Web API Security: Securing ASP.NET Web API (Expert's Voice in .NET)
By Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan

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ASP.NET Web API is a key part of ASP.NET MVC 4 and the platform of choice for building RESTful services that can be accessed by a wide range of devices. Everything from JavaScript libraries to RIA plugins, RFID readers to smart phones can consume your services using platform-agnostic HTTP.

With such wide accessibility, securing your code effectively needs to be a top priority. You will quickly find that the WCF security protocols you’re familiar with from .NET are less suitable than they once were in this new environment, proving themselves cumbersome and limited in terms of the standards they can work with.

Fortunately, ASP.NET Web API provides a simple, robust security solution of its own that fits neatly within the ASP.NET MVC programming model and secures your code without the need for SOAP, meaning that there is no limit to the range of devices that it can work with – if it can understand HTTP, then it can be secured by Web API. These SOAP-less security techniques are the focus of this book.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #689998 in Books
  • Brand: Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan
  • Published on: 2013-03-29
  • Released on: 2013-03-27
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .95" w x 7.52" l, 1.57 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 416 pages


  • Pro ASP NET Web API Security Securing ASP NET Web API

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
5Pure gold
By Maximilian Alexander
This book is absolutely amazing and extremely well written and impressive in how much it covers. If you're not too familiar with web security, this book does a great job explaining the concepts and the reasoning behind modern web security from the ground up. Badri maintains a conversation as the book progresses from the basic of HTTP to token-based api security. The code samples are sure classic in many future projects not only because of how digestable they are but also based on the surrounding explanation. There is plenty of great code samples that are easily readable and formattable. The book shows implementations of windows identity foundation as well as TWO methods of implementing an OAuth 2.0 Resource & Authorization Server and how to use the access tokens to implement security in the ASP.NET Web Api.

Even if ASP.NET Web Api isn't your method of choice for creating JSON/XML and RESTful services, there is so much to take away from this book. It's an absolute buy and a pleasure to read.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Best book so far for WebAPI concepts
By Satinder Sidhu
This is the best book i read in last couple of years, every word in the book is knowledge & mean something. As WebAPI is just the of core concepts of HTTP & RESTfull services, this book takes you through all the concepts before dragging into the technology.

I ordered another book along with this one "ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish" & was planning to read this before hand, but I taught me everything except WebAPI, But when I started WebAPI Security book, I was so happy that finally there is a book which takes you inside the concepts and you use as a reference your entire life.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Need to know some options in securing your Web API service? Good place to start.
By Andy
I had problems finding info online about how to build Web API service and handle security. Seems a lot were under assumption you were using the service within a web app, and seem to treat it like an alternative to MVC. This book does a good job speaking about the role of web services, and different options and pros/cons. It was exactly what I needed (and has more info that I haven't gone through yet).

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