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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


Earlier in this chapter, we showed you how to install a Windows service on your development machine. This approach was a simplified method that might not work for environments outside your machine. So, here is a more advanced way of configuring an app as a Windows service.

Installing your app as a Windows service – the advanced method

For production use, it is likely that permissions are more fine-grained and locked down. Perform the following steps instead to set up an app as a service:

  1. Log on to the Windows server where you will deploy the service.
  2. Open a PowerShell prompt, and run the following command: New-LocalUser -Name dotnetworker.
  3. You need to grant permissions to the service account you just created in order to enable it to start the services. Follow these steps:

    a. Open the Local Security Policy editor by running secpol.msc.

    b. Expand the Local Policies node and select User Rights Assignment.

    c. Open the Login as a service policy.

    d. Select...