How Secure is the Information when Passing Between ASP and ASP.NET?

by Jamal A
The article I read talks about how user can transfer information between systems using ASP.NET in multiple ways; however, many are complicated, or insecure. For example, many data transfer methods pass information in plain text, which makes the data vulnerable to both interceptions. However, some methods were introduced in this article that interact with data used in both ASP and ASP.NET applications. According to the author, developer can achieve this by using the same methods of encrypting and data-packaging in ASP.NET as in classic ASP in other words, by calling .NET code via COM from classic ASP pages. The article further explained, how ASP and ASP.NET data sharing works. According to the article, there are two most common ways to transfer data in an ASP/ASP.NET. The first is a system in which servers transfer data based on a key provided by clients. This unique key identifier allows the two servers to contact each other directly and exchange the necessary information. However, the way second method was explained in this article was slightly difficult to comprehend. It says that instead of passing a unique token through the client, the data itself will be encrypted and transferred via the client to its destination server. Which was slightly unclear for me to fully understand how? However, the article explained that DataManager. DLL is the central part of this type of application that manages the setting and encryption of key value pairs. The article further explained that the Inside of the DataManager.dll file, the Encryption class contains all the methods needed to encrypt data that will be transferred via the client.

This article relates to class because it explains the topic we were discussing in the class.  I believe this article is really informative for individuals who like to see the whole picture.  I personally learned a lot from this article. I think everyone should read this article just get some knowledge about ASP.Net. I believe this article might be helpful for our next project. So I recommend everyone to take a look at it.

Roberts, B. (2006, March 10). Passing Information Securely Between ASP and ASP.NET . DevX – Your Information Source for Enterprise Application Development . Retrieved May 20, 2012, from http://www.devx.com/webdev/Article/308

6 thoughts on “How Secure is the Information when Passing Between ASP and ASP.NET?

  • May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm
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    Cool article. I really enjoyed the depth to this piece, it really allowed me to understand my own knowledge and how much there is still left to learn. The capabilities of ASP.net seem endless.

  • May 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm
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    Great article. I didn’t know that developer use encrypting data packaging in ASP.Net as in classic ASP. It is very impressive. Thank you for posting this article

  • May 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm
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    Great article. It was very informative in talking about how you can secure your data. I never knew that you could secure ASP.NET data to begin with. I also think that it is a very good idea for any developer to learn how to do this because you just never know when a user’s data can be stolen.

  • May 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm
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    There is so much information out there about ASP.NET that everyday people can learn something new. I like reading about how work is being done so information transfer between systems is secure. I think that everyone needs to make sure that their information is protected because nothing is ever truly safe. Good article!

  • May 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm
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    Good article. I also found it very interesting that the servers are able to encrypt the data that they are passing back and forth between each other. I suppose that this method would make the data more secure and less likely to be stolen.

  • May 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm
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    This is a very informative blog when it comes to informing. I think that I would prefer the first method, (and not just because you explained it more securely) because only two people would know the unique key and the chances of interception are less likely.

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