Category Archives: IdentityServer

NDC London 2017

As always – NDC was a very good conference. Brock and I did a workshop, two talks and an interview. Here are the relevant links: Building JavaScript and mobile/native Clients for Token-based Architectures IdentityServer4: New & Improved for ASP.NET Core … Continue reading

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Platforms where you can run IdentityServer4

There is some confusion about where, and on which platform/OS you can run IdentityServer4 – or more generally speaking: ASP.NET Core. IdentityServer4 is ASP.NET Core middleware – and ASP.NET Core (despite its name) runs on the full .NET Framework 4.5.x … Continue reading

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Trying IdentityServer4

We have a number of options how you can experiment or get started with IdentityServer4. Starting point It all starts at https://identityserver.io – from here you can find all below links as well as our next workshop dates, consulting, production … Continue reading

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Identity vs Permissions

We often see people misusing IdentityServer as an authorization/permission management system. This is troublesome – here’s why. IdentityServer (hence the name) is really good at providing a stable identity for your users across all applications in your system. And with … Continue reading

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Optimizing Identity Tokens for size

Generally speaking, you want to keep your (identity) tokens small. They often need to be transferred via length constrained transport mechanisms – especially the browser URL which might have limitations (e.g. 2 KB in IE). You also need to somehow store the … Continue reading

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New in IdentityServer4: Multiple allowed Grant Types

In OAuth 2 some grant type combinations are insecure, that’s why we decided for IdentityServer3 that we’ll be defensive and allow only a single grant type per client. During the last two years of implementing OAuth 2, it turned out … Continue reading

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IdentityServer4 RC2 released

Yesterday we pushed IdentityServer4 RC2 to nuget. There are no big new features this time, but a lot of cleaning up, bug fixing and adding more tests. We might add one or two more bigger things before RTM – but … Continue reading

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