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What is transport security WCF?

What is transport security WCF?

Transport security mechanisms in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) depend on the binding and transport being used. For example, when using the WSHttpBinding class, the transport is HTTP, and the primary mechanism for securing the transport is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) over HTTP, commonly called HTTPS.

What is security mode transport?

Transport security mode: Transport security encrypts all communication on the channel and provides integrity, privacy and mutual authentication. It provides point-to-point security. In case of distributed communication, multiple intermediaries between service and client will not be secure.

How does WCF authentication certificate work?

In WCF, you must often specify a certificate or set of certificates a service or client is to use to authenticate, encrypt, or digitally sign a message. You can do this programmatically by using the SetCertificate method of various classes that represent X. 509 certificates.

What are WCF services?

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service that supplies current data to others, such as a traffic report or other monitoring service.

How does WCF support transfer security at the message level?

WCF supports transfer security both at the message level and transport level. Message security composes with a transport if the transport supports a buffered transfer mode. Support for transport security varies depending on the chosen transport. The HTTP, TCP, and named pipe transports have reasonable parity in their support for transport security.

What are the major transport security mechanisms used in WCF?

This topic discusses the major transport security mechanisms used in the WCF system-provided bindings.

How does transport security work in Windows Communication Foundation?

Transport Security. Transport security in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) depends on the binding selected. The transport that the binding implements determines the actual security mechanism.

How do I select security mode in WCF?

The binding you select determines the transport. For example, WSHttpBinding uses HTTP as the transport; NetTcpBinding uses TCP. Select one of the security modes for the binding. Note that the binding you select determines the available mode choices. For example, the WSDualHttpBinding does not allow transport security (it is not an option).