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Authentication is the act of one entity proving its identity to another entity. Common examples involve public key cryptography. For example, proving that a banking web site actually belongs to the bank you think it does.

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place in several ways. You can have role-based authentication that lets users perform some actions but not others. Roles and role assignments are typically kept in database tables that are driven by the user account that is logged in; you can even impersonate a user for support purposes. …
answered Nov 15 '15 by Robert Harvey
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Your question seems to hinge on the idea that the Authorize attribute in [Authorize(Roles = "SuperAdministrator, ChannelAdministrator")] public class ChannelAdministrationController: Controller { } …
answered Jan 11 '18 by Robert Harvey
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Store it as a string. You've already stated some of the reasons why: You're not going to do any mathematical operations on it You need a very large precision number to store that many digits Let …
answered Mar 23 '16 by Robert Harvey
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You put a cryptographically random, unguessable token on the password reset link that you send to the user's mailbox, and give them a time limit, expiring the link after that time limit has passed. T …
answered Jun 24 '16 by Robert Harvey
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You choose not to encrypt the payload for the same reasons that you choose not to encrypt anything else: the cost (however small it is) exceeds the benefit, and a lot of data simply doesn't need to be …
answered Apr 27 '15 by Robert Harvey