Category dotnet

Anti-Forgery Validation with ASP.NET Core MVC and Angular

This article shows how API requests from an Angular SPA inside an ASP.NET Core MVC application can be protected against XSRF by adding an anti-forgery cookie. This is required, if using Angular, when using cookies to persist the auth token. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreMvcAngular Blogs in this Series Using Angular in an ASP.NET Core View with Webpack […]

Secure ASP.NET Core MVC with Angular using IdentityServer4 OpenID Connect Hybrid Flow

This article shows how an ASP.NET Core MVC application using Angular in the razor views can be secured using IdentityServer4 and the OpenID Connect Hybrid Flow. The user interface uses server side rendering for the MVC views and the Angular app is then implemented in the razor view. The required security features can be added […]

ASP.NET Core IdentityServer4 Resource Owner Password Flow with custom UserRepository

This article shows how a custom user store or repository can be used in IdentityServer4. This can be used for an existing user management system which doesn’t use Identity or request user data from a custom source. The Resource Owner Flow using refresh tokens is used to access the protected data on the resource server. […]

.NET Core, ASP.NET Core logging with NLog and PostgreSQL

This article shows how .NET Core or ASP.NET Core applications can log to a PostgreSQL database using NLog. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreNlog Other posts in this series: ASP.NET Core logging with NLog and Microsoft SQL Server ASP.NET Core logging with NLog and Elasticsearch Settings the NLog database connection string in the ASP.NET Core appsettings.json .NET Core logging […]

Testing an ASP.NET Core MVC Protobuf API using HTTPClient and xUnit

The article shows how to test an ASP.NET Core MVC API using xUnit and a HTTPClient client using Protobuf for the content formatters. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetMvc6ProtobufFormatters Posts in this series: ASP.NET Core Using Protobuf Formatters Testing an ASP.NET Core MVC Protobuf API using HTTPClient and xUnit The test project tests the ASP.NET Core API produced here. […]

.NET Core logging to MySQL using NLog

This article shows how to log to MySQL in a .NET Core application using NLog. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreNlog NLog posts in this series: ASP.NET Core logging with NLog and Microsoft SQL Server ASP.NET Core logging with NLog and Elasticsearch Settings the NLog database connection string in the ASP.NET Core appsettings.json ASP.NET Core, logging to MySQL using […]

Implementing an Audit Trail using ASP.NET Core and Elasticsearch with NEST

This article shows how an audit trail can be implemented in ASP.NET Core which saves the audit documents to Elasticsearch using NEST. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreElasticsearchNestAuditTrail Should I just use a logger? Depends. If you just need to save requests, responses and application events, then a logger would be a better solution for this use case. I […]