Category Archives: IdentityServer

2020: IdentityServer4 Roadmap

It’s the time of the year – we are working on IdentityServer and lock down the features we want to implement for the next version(s). Initially we planned to make our 3.0 release the big one – but then .NET … Continue reading

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New in IdentityServer4 v4: Multiple signing Keys

So far IdentityServer4 only supported a single signing key at a time. There are historic reasons for that. When we started with .NET Core, the only x-plat algorithm that really worked (without #ifdef hell) was RSA with SHA-256 (RS256) so … Continue reading

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OAuth 2.0: The long Road to Proof-of-Possession Access Tokens

I did a lot of WS-Security in my (distant) past – and whenever we started looking into migrating to OAuth 2.0, there was this one thing on the security check-list that was missing in the OAuth world: proof of possession … Continue reading

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IdentityServer3 and upcoming SameSite Cookie changes in Browsers

You have probably heard that starting with Chrome 80 in February, the behavior of cookies will change. This is a breaking change and effects every single web application on the internet. Microsoft has patched their supported platforms (ASP.NET, Katana 4 … Continue reading

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Use explicit typing for your JWTs

JWTs are being used in many places these days – identity tokens, access tokens, security events, logout tokens… You actually have to be careful when validating a JWT that you don’t mistakenly confuse it with a JWT that was issued … Continue reading

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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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