WCF Window Authentication - How To?


V

vpabloortiz

Hi everyone,

I have a simple requirement to create a web service and be able to
determine the identities of clients connecting to it (ie. if I'm
logged in as [email protected] and I call some method on the service, the
service should be able to grab this info and perform some custom
authentication, perhaps look up "[email protected]" in a database table). The
problem I'm having is that when I debug a call on the service and look
at the Thread.CurrentThread's identity information, all I see is the
NETWORK SERVICE account name rather than the identity of the caller.
It was my impression that the calls would be serviced under the
context of the calling client, so I must have something set up wrong.
Can anyone lend a hand? This is what I've done :

WCF SERVICE
===========
1) In the constructor I execute the following line of code :

AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetPrincipalPolicy
(System.Security.Principal.PrincipalPolicy.WindowsPrincipal);

2) In the Web.config, I've set the binding to netTcpbinding which uses
transport level security and Windows Auth by default

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>
<system.serviceModel>
<services>
<service behaviorConfiguration="MyServiceBehavior"
name="MyOwnService.MyOwnService">
<endpoint address="" binding="netTcpBinding"
bindingConfiguration="MyTestBinding"
contract="MyOwnService.IMyOwnService">
<identity>
<dns value="localhost" />
</identity>
</endpoint>
<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexTcpBinding"
contract="IMetadataExchange" />
<host>
<baseAddresses>
<add baseAddress="net.tcp://localhost:49910/MyOwnService/" />
</baseAddresses>
</host>
</service>
</services>
<bindings>
<netTcpBinding>
<binding name="MyTestBinding" />
</netTcpBinding>
</bindings>

<behaviors>
<serviceBehaviors>
<behavior name="MyServiceBehavior">
<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="false"/

<serviceDebug
includeExceptionDetailInFaults="True"/>
<dataContractSerializer
maxItemsInObjectGraph="2147483647" />
</behavior>
</serviceBehaviors>
</behaviors>
</system.serviceModel>
<system.web>
<compilation debug="true"/>
</system.web>
</configuration>

WINDOWS SERVICE
================
Since I'm using netTcpBinding, I can't host it in IIS versions < 7.0,
so I chose to host it in a windows service, which I've set up to run
under the NETWORK SERVICE account.

CLIENT
=====
The client's app.config is generated via svcutil, and is as follows :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
<system.serviceModel>
<bindings>
<netTcpBinding>
<binding name="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService"
closeTimeout="00:01:00"
openTimeout="00:01:00"
receiveTimeout="00:10:00" sendTimeout="00:01:00"
transactionFlow="false"
transferMode="Buffered" transactionProtocol="OleTransactions"

hostNameComparisonMode="StrongWildcard" listenBacklog="10"
maxBufferPoolSize="10524288"
maxReceivedMessageSize="2147483647" maxConnections="10"<readerQuotas maxDepth="2147483647"
maxStringContentLength="2147483647" maxArrayLength="2147483647"
maxBytesPerRead="2147483647"
maxNameTableCharCount="2147483647" />
<reliableSession ordered="true"
inactivityTimeout="00:10:00"
enabled="false" />
<security mode="Transport">
<transport
clientCredentialType="Windows" protectionLevel="EncryptAndSign" />
<message
clientCredentialType="Windows" />
</security>
</binding>
</netTcpBinding>
</bindings>
<client>
<endpoint address="net.tcp://localhost:49910/
MyOwnService/"
binding="netTcpBinding"
bindingConfiguration="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService"
contract="MyOwnServiceReference.MyOwnService"
name="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService">
<identity>
<dns value="localhost" />
</identity>
</endpoint>
</client>
</system.serviceModel>
</configuration>
 
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V

vpabloortiz

Anyone at all? No security gurus out there?

Hi everyone,

I have a simple requirement to create a web service and be able to
determine the identities of clients connecting to it (ie. if I'm
logged in as [email protected] and I call some method on the service, the
service should be able to grab this info and perform some custom
authentication, perhaps look up "[email protected]" in a database table). The
problem I'm having is that when I debug a call on the service and look
at the Thread.CurrentThread's identity information, all I see is the
NETWORK SERVICE account name rather than the identity of the caller.
It was my impression that the calls would be serviced under the
context of the calling client, so I must have something set up wrong.
Can anyone lend a hand? This is what I've done :

WCF SERVICE
===========
1) In the constructor I execute the following line of code :

AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetPrincipalPolicy
(System.Security.Principal.PrincipalPolicy.WindowsPrincipal);

2) In the Web.config, I've set the binding to netTcpbinding which uses
transport level security and Windows Auth by default

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>
      <system.serviceModel>
            <services>
   <service behaviorConfiguration="MyServiceBehavior"
name="MyOwnService.MyOwnService">
    <endpoint address="" binding="netTcpBinding"
bindingConfiguration="MyTestBinding"
     contract="MyOwnService.IMyOwnService">
     <identity>
      <dns value="localhost" />
     </identity>
    </endpoint>
    <endpoint address="mex" binding="mexTcpBinding"
contract="IMetadataExchange" />
    <host>
     <baseAddresses>
      <add baseAddress="net.tcp://localhost:49910/MyOwnService/" />
     </baseAddresses>
    </host>
   </service>
  </services>
            <bindings>
                  <netTcpBinding>
                        <binding name="MyTestBinding" />
                  </netTcpBinding>
            </bindings>

            <behaviors>
                  <serviceBehaviors>
                        <behavior name="MyServiceBehavior">
                              <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="false"/

                              <serviceDebug
includeExceptionDetailInFaults="True"/>
                              <dataContractSerializer
maxItemsInObjectGraph="2147483647" />
                        </behavior>
                  </serviceBehaviors>
            </behaviors>
      </system.serviceModel>
      <system.web>
            <compilation debug="true"/>
      </system.web>
</configuration>

WINDOWS SERVICE
================
Since I'm using netTcpBinding, I can't host it in IIS versions < 7.0,
so I chose to host it in a windows service, which I've set up to run
under the NETWORK SERVICE account.

CLIENT
=====
The client's app.config is generated via svcutil, and is as follows :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
    <system.serviceModel>
        <bindings>
                    <netTcpBinding>
                          <binding name="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService"
closeTimeout="00:01:00"
                                    openTimeout="00:01:00"
receiveTimeout="00:10:00" sendTimeout="00:01:00"
                                    transactionFlow="false"
transferMode="Buffered" transactionProtocol="OleTransactions"

hostNameComparisonMode="StrongWildcard" listenBacklog="10"
                                    maxBufferPoolSize="10524288"
maxReceivedMessageSize="2147483647" maxConnections="10"
                    >
                                <readerQuotas maxDepth="2147483647"
maxStringContentLength="2147483647" maxArrayLength="2147483647"
                                          maxBytesPerRead="2147483647"
maxNameTableCharCount="2147483647" />
                                <reliableSession ordered="true"
inactivityTimeout="00:10:00"
                                           enabled="false" />
                                <securitymode="Transport">
                                      <transport
clientCredentialType="Windows" protectionLevel="EncryptAndSign" />
                                      <message
clientCredentialType="Windows" />
                                </security>
                          </binding>
                    </netTcpBinding>
              </bindings>
        <client>
            <endpoint address="net.tcp://localhost:49910/
MyOwnService/"
                binding="netTcpBinding"
bindingConfiguration="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService"
                contract="MyOwnServiceReference.MyOwnService"
name="NetTcpBinding_MyOwnService">
                <identity>
                    <dns value="localhost" />
                </identity>
            </endpoint>
        </client>
    </system.serviceModel>
</configuration>
 

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