Category Security

Protecting legacy APIs with an ASP.NET Core Yarp reverse proxy and Azure AD OAuth

This article shows how a legacy API could be protected using an ASP.NET Core Yarp reverse proxy and Azure AD OAuth. The security is implemented using Azure AD and Microsoft.Identity.Web. Sometimes it is not possible to update an existing or old API within a reasonable price and the financially best way to use it in […]

Using multiple APIs in Blazor with Azure AD authentication

The post shows how to create a Blazor application which is hosted in an ASP.NET Core application and provides a public API which uses multiple downstream APIs. Both the Blazor client and the Blazor API are protected by Azure AD authentication. The Blazor UI Client is protected like any single page application. This is a […]

Using multiple APIs in Angular and ASP.NET Core with Azure AD authentication

This article shows how an Angular application could be used to access many APIs in a secure way. An API is created specifically for the Angular UI and the further APIs can only be access from the trusted backend which is under our control. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AzureADAuthRazorUiServiceApiCertificate Posts in this series Implement Azure AD Client credentials […]

Securing an ASP.NET Core API which uses multiple access tokens

This post shows how an ASP.NET Core API can authorize API calls which use different access tokens from different identity providers or different access tokens from the same identity provider but created for different clients and containing different claims. The access tokens are validated using JWT Bearer authentication as well as an authorization policy which […]

Implement a Web APP and an ASP.NET Core Secure API using Azure AD which delegates to a second API

This article shows how an ASP.NET Core Web application can authenticate and access a downstream API using user access tokens and delegate to another API in Azure AD also using user access tokens. Microsoft.Identity.Web is used in all three applications to acquire the tokens for the Web API and the access tokens for the two […]

Using Key Vault certificates with Microsoft.Identity.Web and ASP.NET Core applications

This post shows how Azure Key Vault certificates can be used with Microsoft.Identity.Web in an ASP.NET Core application which requires a downstream “access_as_user” API. The Azure AD App Registrations requires a certificate instead of a client secret. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AzureADAuthRazorUiServiceApiCertificate Posts in this series Implement Azure AD Client credentials flow using Client Certificates for service APIs […]

Encrypting texts for an Identity in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages using AES and RSA

The article shows how encrypted texts can be created for specific users in an ASP.NET Core Razor page application. Symmetric encryption is used to encrypt the text or the payload. Asymmetric encryption is used to encrypt the AES key and the IV of the symmetric encryptions. Each ASP.NET Core Identity has an associated X509Certificate2 with […]

Login and use an ASP.NET Core API with Azure AD Auth and user access tokens

In this blog post, Azure AD will be setup and used to authenticate and authorize an ASP.NET core Razor Page application which uses an API from a separate ASP.NET Core MVC project. User access tokens are used to access to API, so that an email can be used in the API. The API is not […]

Securing an Angular application using Azure B2C

This article shows how to secure an Angular application using Azure B2C with OpenID Connect Code Flow and PKCE. The silent renew is supported using iframes. Code: Angular Azure B2C Setting up Azure B2C In the Azure portal, create a new App registration in your B2C tenant. Configure a mobile and desktop application and add […]

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 […]