COM+ is a set of component services that assist programmers in
building scalable and robust enterprise applications. COM+ services
include support for managing distributed transactions and controlling
the life cycle of software components. In this chapter, we discuss
the COM+ security services and explain how you can apply them to your
We assume that you have some experience using COM+, and are familiar
with the basic design and implementation of its component services.
Aside from a brief definition of the terms we use, we explain those
aspects of COM+ that relate to security only. For more information,
see COM and .NET Component Services by Juval
Löwy (O'Reilly) as well as the .NET SDK.