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  • Blog Post: WCF Service Manual Deployment on windows server 2008 R2

    In this blog I’ll describe the manual deployment process for secure WCF service on windows server 2008 R2 hosted on IIS, I will cover some common issues as well that you may face during the deployment First you have to prepare the server to host WCF service as follows: Install .net framework 4.5 by downloading...
  • Blog Post: WCF Proxy Caching

    Introduction One of the way tuning performance of WCF services is to use WCF proxy caching. There has been a long discussion on this subject. Bottom line is FW 4.0 supports caching proxies with some conditions, you may see details here . In order to call WCF services, we need a proxy first. We can create...
  • Blog Post: ADFS 2.0 Client Certificate Authentication using test certificates

    Introduction I was developing a WCF based solution that required services to be authenticated using ADFS 2.0. The requirement was that the clients will be using client based certificates to authenticate to services. If you have a complete AD CS solution implemented that wouldn’t have been that difficult...
  • Blog Post: Proxy Caching with Lazy Loading

    We can optimize proxy caching solution defined here one step ahead by leveraging lazy loading -there is always room for improvement, isn’t it? Lazy loading is one of the design patterns, which delays initialization of an object to the time when it is actually used. It can be useful when resource-sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Caching STS Security Token with an Active Web Client

    A common scenario when using an STS (Being ADFS or Custom STS) is the requirement to cache the security token to be used repeatedly with the requests to WCF services to authenticate the calls. This is usually easy in desktop applications when most people go and cache the entire service proxy object in...
  • Blog Post: Protocol Bridging with Routing Services

    Introduction In this post, I will try to explain the motives behind using routing services as transport bridging with a sample solution. With references to WCF 4.0, other stuff, this will be interesting journey. Before going into details, let’s explain fundamentals: What is a routing service...