WCF Service – Bindings default security

By | June 2, 2012

When we talk about security in Windows Communication Foundation, Itcan be at two different levels i.e.

  • Transport Level Security
  • Message Level Security

Different WCF bindings have security defaults as follows:
1. BasicHttpBinding

  • No Security
  • Interopable with ASMX Web Services

2. WsHttpBinding

  • Message Level Security
  • SOAP Messages are encrypted

3. NetTcpBinding

  • Transport Level Security
  • Packets are encrypted but not the messages (SOAP messages)
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Imran Abdul Ghani is working as Software Developer(Senior) with extensive knowledge in Web development technologies especially C#, ASP.NET, MVC, WCF, Web API, ADO.NET Entity Framework, jQuery etc. He has several years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET (MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at www.webdevelopmenthelp.net, www.topwcftutorials.net, and www.sharepointfordummies.net.

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