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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

Integrating with Azure Active Directory

Chances are that if you have logged in to a corporate computer the past 20 years, you have used Active Directory, whether you are aware of it or not. AD was introduced with Windows Server 2000 and extended the domain concept introduced in Windows NT 4.0 to provide a complete implementation of centralized identities. When you logged in to your Windows desktop, it provided fairly pain-free access to file shares and servers in an organization as long as you were seated in the office.

With AD, you need at least a couple of servers on-premises and accompanying infrastructure. This isn't feasible in the cloud world of today, but Microsoft built upon what they had to provide Azure Active Directory (AAD) as a cloud identity provider, breaking free from the constraints of physical locations at the same time.

AD is based on older identity protocols, so the OAuth flows and OIDC are not natively supported, but require the use of Active Directory...