WS-Discovery and encryption


  • I would like to encrypt the WS-Discovery information that is being sent out.

    I am currently only using NetTcp for the protocol on the service, and have all the clients connecting up to it.

    For the security on the service, I use client certificates.

    Each client also has a our top level certificate installed so chain certificates work.


    what I would like to do is encrypt the WS-Discovery info using the top level certifcate.

    I would like to do this so anyone sniffing on our private network can not just see the info and be able to try and connect.

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:54 PM


  • Hi Jon,

    As for the service discovery feature, it seems the build-in discovery channel hasn't added security options to secure the discovery communication. There has a sample which is to address the security of discovery communiation.

    #Discovery Security Sample

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    • Marked as answer by Mog Liang Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:45 AM
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:10 AM