Securing and Managing a WCF Application

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


This course shows how to implement security features such as transport and message-level security, and authentication, authorization and impersonation in a .NET Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) application. It demonstrates how to enable WCF applications to implement ASP.NET security features. It covers how to use features such as tracing, logging, and performance counters to monitor a WCF application. It also covers the different tools available for monitoring configuration. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft Technology Specialist: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation exam (70-503).

Target Audience

All organizations or individual consultants who are using or intend to use the .NET Framework 3.5 with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 to develop Windows Communication Foundation applications; corporate employees, consultants, and university or college students who are preparing for the associated Technology Specialist: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation exam (70-503).


Experience in developing .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.5 applications with Visual Basic; knowledge of .NET distributed technologies, particularly XML Web Services

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Transfer Security in WCF

  • configure transport-level security
  • configure message-level security
  • Authorization, Impersonation, and Auditing in WCF

  • configure client authorization
  • configure client impersonation and security auditing
  • Using ASP.NET 2.0 Security with WCF

  • integrate WCF and ASP.NET
  • configure ASP.NET role-based authorization for a WCF application
  • configure forms authentication
  • Implementing WCF Security

    Monitoring a WCF Service

  • configure tracing and logging
  • configure performance counters and WMI
  • use the Service Configuration Editor and the Service Trace Viewer
  • WCF Exception Handling

  • manage WCF exception handling
  • Administering a WCF Application