Category Archives: ASP.NET Core

Two is the magic Number

..and not 3. To build authentication systems for modern applications, all you need to understand are two OpenID Connect / OAuth 2.0 flow. That’s it. Client Credentials Flow This is probably the simplest flow and it is designed for server … Continue reading

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IdentityServer for ASP.NET Core 3

In short: is released (along with the introspection and access control validation handler). As part of the longer version, you might ask yourself how we can do that before ASP.NET Core 3 itself is released. Well – it’s a slightly complicated … Continue reading

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Another Take on Access Token Management in ASP.NET Core (…and announcing IdentityModel.AspNetCore)

I spent a lot of time on the client side recently – as part of our PolicyServer client libraries work, customer work, our updated guidance for our workshops as well as the various talks Brock and I gave on building … Continue reading

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Try Device Flow with IdentityServer4

The biggest new feature in IdentityServer4 v2.3 is support for the beta Device Flow specification. Device Flow is a flavour of OAuth 2.0 optimised for browserless and/or input-constrained devices. Things like TVs, gaming consoles, printers, cash registers, audio appliances etc. … Continue reading

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An alternative way to secure SPAs (with ASP.NET Core, OpenID Connect, OAuth 2.0 and ProxyKit)

You might have noticed the recent public discussions around how to securely build SPAs – and especially about the “weak security properties” of the OAuth 2.0 Implicit Flow. Brock has written up a good summary here. The whole implicit vs … Continue reading

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Automatic OAuth 2.0 Token Management in ASP.NET Core

As part of the recent discussions around how to build clients for OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 based systems (see e.g. Brock’s post here), we substantially updated our workshop and supporting libraries. The updated material (both workshop and break-out sessions) will … Continue reading

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What happened in 2018?

2018 has been really busy. We worked on a lot of different things, and I just realized that I only wrote eight blog posts in total. I decided to block December to catch up on many work and non-work related … Continue reading

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