Category Web

Adding HTTP Headers to improve Security in an ASP.NET MVC Core application

This article shows how to add headers in a HTTPS response for an ASP.NET Core MVC application. The HTTP headers help protect against some of the attacks which can be executed against a website. securityheaders.io is used to test and validate the HTTP headers as well as F12 in the browser. NWebSec is used to […]

Securing an ASP.NET Core MVC application which uses a secure API

The article shows how an ASP.NET Core MVC application can implement security when using an API to retrieve data. The OpenID Connect Hybrid flow is used to secure the ASP.NET Core MVC application. The application uses tokens stored in a cookie. This cookie is not used to access the API. The API is protected using […]

Using the dotnet Angular template with Azure AD OIDC Implicit Flow

This article shows how to use Azure AD with an Angular application implemented using the Microsoft dotnet template and the angular-auth-oidc-client npm package to implement the OpenID Implicit Flow. The Angular app uses bootstrap 4 and Angular CLI. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/dotnet-template-angular Setting up Azure AD Log into https://portal.azure.com and click the Azure Active Directory button Click […]

Creating specific themes for OIDC clients using razor views with IdentityServer4

This post shows how to use specific themes in an ASPNET Core STS application using IdentityServer4. For each OpenId Connect (OIDC) client, a separate theme is used. The theme is implemented using Razor, based on the examples, code from Ben Foster. Thanks for these. The themes can then be customized as required. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreIdentityServer4Persistence Setup […]

IdentityServer4 Localization with the OIDC Implicit Flow

This post shows how to implement localization in IdentityServer4 when using the Implicit Flow with an Angular client. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNet5IdentityServerAngularImplicitFlow The problem When the oidc implicit client calls the endpoint /connect/authorize to authenticate and authorize the client and the identity, the user is redirected to the AccountController login method using the IdentityServer4 package. If the […]

Shared Localization in ASP.NET Core MVC

This article shows how ASP.NET Core MVC razor views and view models can use localized strings from a shared resource. This saves you creating many different files and duplicating translations for the different views and models. This makes it much easier to manage your translations, and also reduces the effort required to export, import the […]

Auto redirect to an STS server in an Angular app using oidc Implicit Flow

This article shows how to implement an auto redirect in an Angular application, if using the OIDC Implicit Flow with an STS server. When a user opens the application, it is sometimes required that the user is automatically redirected to the login page on the STS server. This can be tricky to implement, as you […]