Author Archives: damienbod

Provisioning X.509 Devices for Azure IoT Hub using .NET Core

This article shows how Azure device provisioning service can be used to setup an Azure IoT Hub and provision devices using X.509 certificates in an enrollment group. The certificates are created using the nuget package CertificateManager. By using this package, the X.509 certificates can be created in .NET Core and created on the fly as […]

Create Certificates for IdentityServer4 signing using .NET Core

This article shows how to create certificates for an IdentityServer4 application to use for signing and token validation. The certificates are created using the CertificateManager nuget package. Both RSA and ECDsa certificates can be used for signing in IdentityServer4. Code: Certificates for IdentityServer4 signing using .NET Core Creating the Certificates in .NET Core A simple […]

Creating Certificates in .NET Core for Vue.js development using HTTPS

This article shows how to create development certificates for a Vue.js application, so that you can develop using HTTPS. The certificates are created using the CertificateManager nuget package. Code: CreateAngularVueJsDevelopmentCertificates A simple .NET Core console application is used to create the certificates. This type of application can run on most of the standard operating systems. […]

Creating Certificates for X.509 security in Azure IoT Hub using .NET Core

This article shows how to create certificates in .NET Core which can be used for Azure IoT Hub. The chained certificates are created using the nuget package CertificateManager. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreCertificates To use X.509 security with Azure IoT Hub, we would like to create chained certificates. This would make it possible to separate devices or group […]

Requiring MFA for Admin Pages in an ASP.NET Core Identity application

This article shows how MFA could be forced on users to access sensitive pages within an ASP.NET Core Identity application. This could be useful for applications where different levels of access exist for the different identities. For example, users might be able to view the profile data using a password login, but an administrator would […]

Send MFA signin requirement to OpenID Connect server using ASP.NET Core Identity and IdentityServer4

This post adds the custom ASP.NET Core Identity, IdentityServer4 logic to check for the “acr_values” and react if a client application requests MFA for authentication. The “acr_values” parameter is used to pass the mfa value from the client to the server in the authentication request. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreHybridFlowWithApi Blogs in this series Force ASP.NET Core OpenID […]

Force ASP.NET Core OpenID Connect client to require MFA

This article shows how an ASP.NET Core Razor Page application which uses OpenID Connect to sign in, can require that users have authenticated using MFA (multi factor authentication). Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreHybridFlowWithApi Blogs in this series Force ASP.NET Core OpenID Connect client to require MFA Send MFA signin requirement to OpenID Connect server using ASP.NET Core Identity […]

Using HTTP Request Routes, Request Body, and Query string parameters for Authorization in ASP.NET Core

This post shows how HTTP route parameters, a HTTP request body or HTTP request query string parameters can be used for authorization in ASP.NET Core. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreWindowsAuth Authorization using ASP.NET Core Route parameters An AuthorizationHandler can be used to implement authorization logic in ASP.NET Core. The handler can authorize HTTP requests using a route parameter […]

WPF Azure AD signin with Sharepoint Online API call using Graph API

This article shows how a native WPF application could authenticate and authorize using an Azure Active Directory App Registration and then upload and download files in Sharepoint Online. The Graph API is used to access Sharepoint. Other Sharepoint libraries will NOT work if using an Azure AD signin. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/WpfAzureADSharepointOnlineGraphApi Setup the Azure Active Directory […]

User claims in ASP.NET Core using OpenID Connect Authentication

This article shows two possible ways of getting user claims in an ASP.NET Core application which uses an IdentityServer4 service. Both ways have advantages and require setting different code configurations in both applications. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreHybridFlowWithApi To use OpenID Connect in an ASP.NET Core application, the Microsoft.AspNetCore.Authentication.OpenIdConnect package can be used. This needs to be added […]