[Mono-list] Mono VM security (like SecurityManager in java)

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Wed Jun 18 21:45:14 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 14:01 -0700, casperjeff wrote:
> This may be a silly question...but I am looking for information on how to
> secure a mono VM in a way not dissimilar to using a SecurityManager and
> policy file in java.

There are two answers:

1. The .NET equivalent to Security Manager is Code Access Security
(CAS).  Google should provide a plethora of material about it.

2. Last I heard, Mono's CAS support was fairly limited (lack of
resources, requires a class library code review, etc.), so I don't know
if Mono is mature enough for your purposes.  However...

3. Silverlight introduces a New, Simpler security model than CAS, and
Mono will need to implement this model for Silverlight 2.0 support.  I
don't know when this will be complete either, but I imagine it will be
available before CAS will be complete.  You might look into this as

 - Jon

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