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WebAPI 2.4 Special Security Features

In my second mini-series about WebAPI we'll look at a real-life solution.  We've already looked at HTTP-Verbs, Server- and Client-Controllers. Now we'll look at some DNN-Specials mostly related to security.


  • I would recommend to watch the Basic-Series Parts 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 since it explains the very basics of WebAPI.
  • Since this is part 2.2, you would also benefit from starting with 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
  • Even if you don't, make sure you have a working DNN with 2sxc 6.4 installed ( see this blog for help).
  • The App you'll install can be found in the App-Catalog - direct link here

In the following 4 minute Video, I'll show you

  1. The Security-Token - and configuring the desired mode with [ValidateAntiForgeryToken]
  2. The What-Module-Am-I-On security feature
  3. …and how this relates to the current users module-permissions
  4. …and how you can change the level you require with Attributes like [DnnModuleAuthorize(AccessLevel = SecurityAccessLevel.Anonymous)]

Let's go!

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With love from Switzerland,

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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