June Meeting – Securing the DOT’s Motor Vehicle Division’s Online Services (Nichole Dugan)

Our apologies for not getting this up on the site back in June, but I wanted to post what our June meeting’s topic was about.  Thanks to Nichole for an excellent presentation!

Speaker: Nichole Dugan

Date: Tuesday, June 16

Microsoft introduced the concept of membership providers in ASP.NET 2.0, allowing .NET developers the ability to quickly integrate security using a database or Active Directory with minimal code. In the years since its introduction, Microsoft has continued to support the technology and now allows for the creation of new membership providers inherited from a base class. When the DOT decided to create an online presence allowing for customers to change their mailing address online, sign up for license renewal reminders, and renew their driver’s licenses online, the decision was made to use a custom membership provider to authenticate users. This presentation will give a brief overview of the built in membership providers available in .NET and how the DOT’s online services use a custom membership provider to not only authenticate users, but authorize them to access of different services.