Category Azure B2C

Implement Azure AD Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) step up with ASP.NET Core Blazor using a Web API

This article shows how to implement Azure AD Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) in a Blazor application which uses a Web API. The API requires an Azure AD conditional access authentication context. In the example code, MFA is required to use the external API. If a user requests data from the API using the required access […]

Using multiple Azure B2C user flows from ASP.NET Core

This article shows how to use multiple Azure B2C user flows from a single ASP.NET Core application. Microsoft.Identity.Web is used to implement the authentication in the client. This is not so easy to implement with multiple schemes as the user flow policy is used in most client URLs and the Microsoft.Identity.Web package overrides an lot […]

Implementing OAuth2 APP to APP security using Azure AD from a Web APP

This article shows how to implement an API service and client in separate ASP.NET Core applications which are secured using Azure application permissions implemented in an Azure App registration. The OAuth client credentials flow is used to get an access token to access the API. Microsoft.Identity.Web is used to implement the client credentials (CC) flow. […]

Onboarding new users in an ASP.NET Core application using Azure B2C

This article shows how to onboard new users into your ASP.NET Core application using Azure B2C as the identity provider and the account management. The software has application specific persisted user data and this user data needs to be connected to the identity data from the corresponding user in Azure B2C. Code https://github.com/damienbod/azureb2c-fed-azuread User Case […]

Transforming identity claims in ASP.NET Core and Cache

The article shows how to add extra identity claims to an ASP.NET Core application which authenticates using the Microsoft.Identity.Web client library and Azure AD B2C or Azure AD as the identity provider (IDP). This could easily be switched to OpenID Connect and use any IDP which supports OpenID Connect. The extra claims are added after […]

Create Azure B2C users with Microsoft Graph and ASP.NET Core

This article shows how to create different types of Azure B2C users using Microsoft Graph and ASP.NET Core. The users are created using application permissions in an Azure App registration. Code https://github.com/damienbod/azureb2c-fed-azuread The Microsoft.Identity.Web Nuget package is used to authenticate the administrator user that can create new Azure B2C users. An ASP.NET Core Razor page […]

Implement a PWA using Blazor with BFF security and Azure B2C

The article shows how to implement a progressive web application (PWA) using Blazor which is secured using the backend for frontend architecture and Azure B2C as the identity provider. Code https://github.com/damienbod/PwaBlazorBffAzureB2C Setup and challenges with PWAs The application is setup to implement all security in the trusted backend and reduce the security risks of the […]

Use calendar, mailbox settings and Teams presence in ASP.NET Core hosted Blazor WASM with Microsoft Graph

This article shows how to use Microsoft Graph with delegated permissions in a Blazor WASM ASP.NET Core hosted application. The application uses Microsoft.Identity.Web and the BFF architecture to authenticate against Azure AD. All security logic is implemented in the trusted backend. Microsoft Graph is used to access mailbox settings, teams presence and a users calendar. […]

Blazor WASM hosted in ASP.NET Core templates with Azure B2C and Azure AD authentication using Backend for Frontend (BFF)

I have implemented many Blazor WASM ASP.NET Core hosted applications now for both Azure AD and Azure B2C authentication. I always implement security for this type of application now using the Backend for Frontend (BFF) security architecture and can remove the tokens from the client. This is also what I recommend. At present, no Microsoft […]

Implement certificate authentication in ASP.NET Core for an Azure B2C API connector

This article shows how an ASP.NET Core API can be setup to require certificates for authentication. The API is used to implement an Azure B2C API connector service. The API connector client uses a certificate to request profile data from the Azure App Service API implementation, which is validated using the certificate thumbprint. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreB2cExtraClaims […]