Accessing unique info about client machine for authentication
Posted on 2004-09-22
I am porting an application in Delphi to C# ASP.NET, fun stuff… The Delphi app reads the hard drive, gets a serial number from it, and uses the serial number and a login\password to authenticate with the server.
I need some way for a user to have privileges to login to my ASP.NET app from only one computer, if the user attempts to login from another computer, access would be denied, I need some sort of way to get something unique from the machine, and be able to access it from the server. Is this possible? I am pretty sure asp.net cannot access hardware info directly on a client, is there some way for it to read some sort of unique code or serial number specific to that computer? I am also open to alternative ideas, suggestions, or paying for a component(s). Perhaps Java has a way... I want zero client(other then IE), and no funky ActiveX/COM stuff to bug the user.