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Built-in security features critical for today's enterprise applications
Although most corporations take security precautions at the network level, the majority of application security must be built into the application itself. Several important application security features including role-based access control, automatic sign-out, and database-resident password storage.


Role-based access control
You can automatically add end-user authentication (sign-in) and role-based access control as a standard feature to your applications. This authentication feature is based on your own user and role data in your database, making it easy to set up and administer.

An unlimited number of user roles, and individual users can possess multiple roles. For example, the customer service supervisor has one role as a "rep" with access to customer account information, and a second role as "manager" with authorization to issue refunds or credits. These roles are accessible simultaneously without requiring the user to log in under a second role.

Automatic sign-out
Users are automatically logged-out after a designated period of time to guard against identity theft when a user leaves their Web browser open to the application.This is especially important for applications that connect between enterprises.

Password Storage
Highly sensitive user name and password data is stored directly in the application's existing database tables and not in any separate file that could be compromised.

Data Transmission Encryption
All application data transmitted to and from the client browser is encrypted using the web server's built-in SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. This standard security ensures that no one can see your data as it passes over the public Internet or over your private intranet and local area networks.

Single sign-on using Active Directory
Users of multiple applications will want a single sign-on feature, saving them from having to sign in to each individual application. Iron Speed Designer applications are easily extended to add single sign-on using Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:10 PM | Back to top

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Allication security sure very important, great article. Thank you for sharing
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