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ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Fixing ASP.NET 4.5 Register on Web Server

clock May 26, 2016 20:55 by author Anthony

 

NET 4.5 has not been registered on the Web server. You need to manually configure your Web server for ASP.NET 4.5. When making an ASP.NET website throughout IIS 7.5 in Visual Studio 2008/2010, you can find the following issue:

“ASP.NET 4.5 has not been registered on the Web server. You need to manually configure your Web server for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for your site to run correctly, Press F1 for more details”

This error usually occurs if you have installed IIS 7.x ‘after’ installing .NET. In order to resolve the error, do the following:

Step 1: Open Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows Features on or off > Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application development Feature

Check the box 'ASP.NET' . Also in the Web Management Tools, remember to select IIS 6 Management Compatibility and IIS Metabase as shown below.

Note: Make sure that you are running Visual Studio 2010 as Administrator.

Now run the site from Visual Studio 2010 using Ctrl + F5.

Step 2: If you further get the error “Handler "PageHandlerFactory-Integrated" has a bad module "ManagedPipelineHandler" in its module list” or Managed handler is used; however, ASP.NET is not installed or is not installed completely then do a Visual Studio 2010 repair.

Start > Programs > Accessories > Run. Type this command depending on the version of VS 2010 installed.

Silent Repair for 32-bit

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SetupCache\Client\setup.exe /repair /x86 /x64 /ia64 /parameterfolder Client /q /norestart


Silent Repair for 64-bit

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\SetupCache\Client\setup.exe /repair /x86 /x64 /ia64 /parameterfolder Client /q /norestart

That’s it. Restart IIS and the errors should be fixed.

Step 3: If the errors are not yet fixed, there could be an issue in the Application Pool. Follow these steps

1. Open IIS Manager (Run > Inetmgr) . Expand the server node and then click Application Pools

2. Now select the application pool that contains the application that you want to change. Go to Actions > View Applications.

3. Select the Application pool to change > In Action Pane, click on ‘Change Application Pool’

4. In the ‘Select Application Pool’ dialog box, select the application pool associated with .NET 4.0 from the Application pool list and then click OK.

 

 


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ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Make CAPTCHA?

clock April 15, 2016 21:42 by author Anthony

A CAPTCHA (an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human. The term was coined in 2003 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford.

The technology is used mostly to block spammers and bots that try to automatically harvest email addresses or try to automatically sign up for or make use of Web sites, blogs or forums. CAPTCHA, whose users include Yahoo and Google, blocks automated systems, which can't read the distorted letters in the graphic.

The algorithm for CAPTCHA is public, as the "P" in the name implies. The test was developed in various forms around 1996, but it got its distinctive name in 2000 from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and IBM. Cracking the algorithm won't make the CAPTCHA vulnerable, since the algorithm is only used for generating the random series of letters and numbers in the image. The system works because humans and computers process strings of characters differently.

One of the problems with CAPTCHA is that sometimes the characters are so distorted that they can't even be recognized by people with good vision, let alone visually handicapped individuals. Depending on local regulations for handicapped access to Web sites, this can also be a compliance issue for some Web-based businesses.

CAPTCHA technology is easy to implement, but requires some knowledge of hypertext preprocessor (PHP) or other Web scripting languages. For more information and links to extensive resources, check the How to use CAPTCHA Web site and The CAPTCHA Project. Both sites also have examples of CAPTCHAs and in-depth tutorials on how to develop and implement CAPTCHA for your Web site.

So, in this article, I will explain how to make basic CAPTCHA.

You can set the height and width of the CAPTCHA image while initializing the CAPTCHA class. The CAPTCHA image generated from the class can be set to the image control directly or it can be save to the local path and then set to the image control. For this example I am saving it to the local path and then set to the image control. And the CAPTCHA image code generated by the class is automatically set to the session variable named CaptchaCode.

Time to get some hand on it

On the page get an image control to display CAPTCHA image, a textbox where user will enter the CAPTCHA text and a button when clicked, we can check and validate if the code entered is correct or not. Plug the DLL in your ASP.NET project and go to the Page_Load event. Here we will generate the image of the height and width we wish to have for out CAPTCHA image and then save the image to the CaptchaImages folder with the random image code generated. The code on the Page_Load event goes like this:
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
        {
            CaptchaImage cImage = new CaptchaImage(CaptchaImage.generateRandomCode(), 140, 40);
            cImage.Image.Save(Server.MapPath("~\\CaptchaImages\\" + Convert.ToString(Session["CaptchaCode"]) + ".jpg"), ImageFormat.Jpeg);
            CaptachaImage.ImageUrl = "~\\CaptchaImages\\" + Convert.ToString(Session["CaptchaCode"]) + ".jpg";
            cImage.Dispose();
        }
        CaptchaCode = Convert.ToString(Session["CaptchaCode"]);
}

Before you can use the above code, declare a public variable which I have used to hold the value of the CAPTCHA code. I named it CaptchaCode. You can name it whatever you like it. We will be using this variable later to check it against the user input. Hit F5 to start and test your application. If everything is in place and you will be able to see the below output.

To check if the user enters the correct CAPTCHA code, we must have an event on button click which will validate the user input and prompt the user if CAPTCHA code is correct or incorrect. The code on the button click is:

protected void btn_Validate(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
        if (CaptchaCode == txt_ccode.Text)
        {
            ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(typeof(Page), "ValidateMsg", "<script>alert('You entered Correct CAPTCHA Code!');</script>");
        }
        else
        {
            ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(typeof(Page), "ValidateMsg", "<script>alert('You entered INCORRECT CAPTCHA Code!');</script>");
        }
}

The above code will check the CAPTCHA code entered by the user and check against the CAPTCHA code we previously saved in the session variable (CaptchaCode). If the validation is a success, user will get the message notifying him that he enters correct CAPTCHA code or the error message otherwise.

And that's it, we have successfully implement a CAPTCHA in our ASP.NET application. So, here are few things we can do with this CAPTCHA library:

Set image height and width.
Saves the image to the local path.
Automatically sets the generated CAPTCHA code to the application session.

 


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ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How To Prevent XSS Attacks in ASP.NET?

clock April 6, 2016 19:17 by author Anthony

In this article, I will explain about how to prevent XSS Attacks. XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted web sites. XSS attacks occur when an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code, generally in the form of a browser side script, to a different end user. For sites that allow user input to be displayed in the browser, cross site scripting (XSS) attacks are a possibility that must be protected against.  These attacks are carried out by placing <script> tags pointing to malicious code in the public facing elements, which can be persisted elements such as comments or reviews, or more ephimeral examples such as query variables in the url.  The aim of these attacks varies, but some examples are stealing sensitive information (login credentials, personal data), forcing redirects, or just about anything else that can be accomplished with JavaScript.  These attackes can be prevented by encoding input. So instead of the literal string <script>bad script code</script>, it becomes &lt;script&gt;bad script code&lt;/script&gt;, and instead of running the code, it will simply display the text content of the script.

According to Microsoft, the primary purpose of the HttpUtility.HtmlEncode method is to ensure that ASP.NET output does not break HTML; it's purpose is not necessarily security.  However, the AntiXssEncoder class is primarily designed for security.  To this end, it uses a white-list approach rather than a black-list, only allowing known safe characters to remain unencoded.  The AntiXss method is slightly less performant, and will work in multiple languages.

It is possible to set the AntiXssEncoder as the default for your application, and this has gotten steadily easier.  Phil Haack wrote in 2010 about doing this using a the HttpEncoder abstract base class, and Jon Galloway wrote in 2011 about doing it with version 4.1 which already included an encoder, so it required little more than adding the assembly to the project and changing the web.config file.  Since AntiXss can now be had in NuGet, it's as simple as installing it and setting the httpRuntime encoderType property:

 <system.web>
    <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5"
             encoderType="Microsoft.Security.Application.AntiXssEncoder, AntiXssLibrary"/>
  </system.web>


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