This article shows how an ASP.NET Core API could be tested using system tests implemented using XUnit. The API is protected using JWT Bearer token authorization, and the API uses a secure token server to validate the API requests. When running the tests, the access token needs to be requested, and used to access the […]

This article shows how to create self signed certificates and use these for chained certificate authentication in ASP.NET Core. By using chained certificates, each client application can use a unique certificate which was created from a root CA directly, or an intermediate certificate which was created from the root CA. The clients can then be […]

This article shows how Certificate Authentication can be implemented in ASP.NET Core 3.0. In this example, a shared self signed certificate is used to authenticate one application calling an API on a second ASP.NET Core application. Code https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreCertificateAuth Posts in this series Certificate Authentication in ASP.NET Core 3.0 (Self Signed) Using Chained Certificates for Certificate […]

This article shows how to persist access tokens for a trusted ASP.NET Core application which needs to access secure APIs. These tokens which are persisted are not meant for public clients, but are used for the service to service communication. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreHybridFlowWithApi Posts in this series: Securing an ASP.NET Core MVC application which uses a […]

This post shows how to consume Azure service bus topic subscriptions in an Azure function. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreServiceBus Posts in this series: Using Azure Service Bus Queues with ASP.NET Core Services Using Azure Service Bus Topics in ASP.NET Core Using Azure Service Bus Topics Subscription Filters in ASP.NET Core Using Entity Framework Core to process Azure […]

This article shows how to use Entity Framework Core together with an Azure Service Bus receiver in ASP.NET Core. This message handler is a singleton and so requires that an Entity Framework Core context inside this singleton is not registered as a scoped service but created and disposed for each message event. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreServiceBus Posts […]