Author Archives: damienbod

Creating Microsoft Teams meetings in ASP.NET Core using Microsoft Graph application permissions part 2

This article shows how to create Microsoft Teams meetings in ASP.NET Core using Microsoft Graph with application permissions. This is useful if you have a designated account to manage or create meetings, send emails or would like to provide a service for users without an office account to create meetings. This is a follow up […]

Challenges to Self Sovereign Identity

The article goes through some of the challenges we face when using or implementing identity, authentication and authorization solutions using self sovereign identity. I based my findings after implementing and testing solutions and wallets with the following SSI solution providers: Trinsic MATTR.global Evernym Azure Active Directory Verifiable Credentials Different Wallets like Lissi SSI (Self Sovereign […]

Implement a secure API and a Blazor app in the same ASP.NET Core project with Azure AD authentication

The article shows how an ASP.NET Core API and a Blazor BBF application can be implemented in the same project and secured using Azure AD with Microsoft.Identity.Web. The Blazor application is secured using the BFF pattern with its backend APIs protected using cookies with anti-forgery protection and same site. The API is protected using JWT […]

Creating Microsoft Teams meetings in ASP.NET Core using Microsoft Graph

This article shows how to create Microsoft Teams online meetings in ASP.NET Core using Microsoft Graph. Azure AD is used to implement the authentication using Microsoft.Identity.Web and the authenticated user can create teams meetings and send emails to all participants or attendees of the meeting. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/TeamsAdminUI Blogs in this series Creating Microsoft Teams meetings […]

Implementing Angular Code Flow with PKCE using node-oidc-provider

This posts shows how an Angular application can be secured using Open ID Connect code flow with PKCE and node-oidc-provider identity provider. This requires the correct configuration on both the client and the identity provider. The node-oidc-provider clients need a configuration for the public client which uses refresh tokens. The grant_types ‘refresh_token’, ‘authorization_code’ are added […]

Using Azure security groups in ASP.NET Core with an Azure B2C Identity Provider

This article shows how to implement authorization in an ASP.NET Core application which uses Azure security groups for the user definitions and Azure B2C to authenticate. Microsoft Graph API is used to access the Azure group definitions for the signed in user. The client credentials flow is used to authorize the Graph API client with […]

Improving application security in an ASP.NET Core API using HTTP headers – Part 3

This article shows how to improve the security of an ASP.NET Core Web API application by adding security headers to all HTTP API responses. The security headers are added using the NetEscapades.AspNetCore.SecurityHeaders Nuget package from Andrew Lock. The headers are used to protect the session, not for authorization. The application uses Microsoft.Identity.Web to authorize the […]

Improving application security in Blazor using HTTP headers – Part 2

This article shows how to improve the security of an ASP.NET Core Blazor application by adding security headers to all HTTP Razor Page responses (Blazor WASM hosted in a ASP.NET Core hosted backend). The security headers are added using the NetEscapades.AspNetCore.SecurityHeaders Nuget package from Andrew Lock. The headers are used to protect the session, not […]

Improving application security in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages using HTTP headers – Part 1

This article shows how to improve the security of an ASP.NET Core Razor Page application by adding security headers to all HTTP Razor Page responses. The security headers are added using the NetEscapades.AspNetCore.SecurityHeaders Nuget package from Andrew Lock. The headers are used to protect the session, not for authentication. The application is authenticated using Open […]

Send Emails using Microsoft Graph API and a desktop client

This article shows how to use Microsoft Graph API to send emails for a .NET Core Desktop WPF application. Microsoft.Identity.Client is used to authenticate using an Azure App registration with the required delegated scopes for the Graph API. The emails can be sent with text or html bodies and also with any file attachments uploaded […]