The December TRINUG user group general meeting included an ASP.Net Security presentation by Travis Murray. Travis is a .Net Trainer for New Horizons Learning Center Raleigh and President of Artiem Consulting Inc. It was a great presentation and I highly encourage anybody that has the opportunity to hear Travis speak or to attend one of his classes to do so.
His presentation did a really good job of going through the three primary authentication models supported by ASP.NET and IIS. (Forms, Windows, and Passport) and some authorization methods to control user access to sites, and more specifically parts of sites.
A key point brought up was the importance of understanding the difference between the terms "Authentication" and "Authorization" which are often incorrectly interchanged.
Thanks Travis for a great presentation!
We had a number of new people in attendance thanks to a little floor time given by Juan Nassiff to mention the group at an MSDN event held in Cary, NC. The well attended presentation was focused on migrating from VB6 to VB.Net. I hope that we can work even closer with Microsoft at future events in the area to promote user groups as a community resource to more current and potential .Net developers.