Securely Transmit a Secret [password]

“Help, Dick, Help!” exclaimed Sally.  “I lost my password” “Look, Jane, Look,” said Dick.  “I emailed you your password.” Jane sees her password. Everybody sees her password. Jane is sad.  Dick is sad. Transmitting secret information, such as a password, to a user across the Internet is often mishandled.  One common way is to send the password through email.  While

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Managing ASP.Net Membership Users and Roles

ASP.Net Membership was first introduced in ASP.Net 2.0 and is relatively easy to implement in your web application.  As it has evolved there have been changes that add more features and extensibility but have obscured some of the basic tools needed to easily manage it.  The ability to easily add users and roles to an initial implementation is one task I recently encountered that is difficult

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Demystifying the Cloud

In the current technology segment, there is no buzzword used more than ‘the cloud.’  This mystical term conjures up all kinds of thoughts, many of which are most likely inaccurate. So what is the cloud?  In the most simple terms, the cloud is nothing more than an implementation of server virtualization, leveraging that technology to make your Internet application, and

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