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ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By : Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price
Book Image

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By: Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price

Overview of this book

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the framework. This condensed guide takes a practical and engaging approach to cover everything that you need to know to start using ASP.NET Core for building cloud-ready, modern web applications. The book starts with a brief introduction to the ASP.NET Core framework and highlights the new features in its latest release, ASP.NET Core 5. It then covers the improvements in cross-platform support, the view engines that will help you to understand web development, and the new frontend technologies available with Blazor for building interactive web UIs. As you advance, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the different frameworks and capabilities that ship with ASP.NET Core. You'll also get to grips with securing web apps with identity implementation, unit testing, and the latest in containers and cloud-native to deploy them to AWS and Microsoft Azure. Throughout the book, you’ll find clear and concise code samples that illustrate each concept along with the strategies and techniques that will help to develop scalable and robust web apps. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to leverage ASP.NET Core 5 to build and deploy dynamic websites and services in a variety of real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1 – Crawling
Section 2 – Walking
Section 3 – Running

Chapter 8: Working with Identity in ASP.NET

Pretty much all websites these days have a login function. Even if they work when browsing anonymously, there is usually an option to become a member or something similar. This means that these websites have some concept of identity to tell their visitors apart. In other words – if you are tasked with building a website, it is likely that you will need to deal with identities as well. The thing is, identity can be hard to get right and the consequences of getting it wrong can be less than fun. In this chapter, we will dive into the basics of identity in ASP.NET 5.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understanding authentication concepts
  • Understanding authorization concepts
  • The role of middleware in ASP.NET and identity
  • OAuth and OpenID Connect basics
  • Integrating with Azure Active Directory
  • Working with federated identity