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WebClient Applications
Designing Security

Designing Security

Because of the ever-present security threats when using the Web to distribute your applications, you must secure the files you distribute. Ideally, your application should combine tight security with a clean user interface that does not require end users to enter their logon information multiple times. For more information on security features in OpenEdge, see the chapter on security in OpenEdge Getting Started: Core Business Services - Security and Auditing.
There are a number of ways to provide security, including digitally signing files, using user IDs and passwords, caching information, and using secure communication protocols. Information about these different methods is contained in the following sections.
* Digitally signing files
* Protecting servers with user IDs and passwords
* Single sign-on and security caching
* Choosing secure communication protocols