How to secure ASP.NET Web API using basic authentication

secure ASP.NET Web API using basic authentication

ASP.NET Web API allows us different ways to implement security while exposing resources. In previous article we have learned about how to secure ASP.NET WEB API using token based authentication. In this article we are going to learn how to secure ASP.NET WEB API using basic authentication. Basic Authentication is easy to implement, expose and consume and is widely supported by any Web client, but it’s not as secure as token based authentication and it requires that SSL(Secure Sockets Layer) is used to keep the encoded credentials in order to safe application from simple attacks. Implementation of ASP.NET Web API Read More …

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