Tag Archives: Security

OAuth using OIDC Authentication with PKCE for a .NET Core Console Native Application

This article shows how to use a .NET Core console application securely with an API using the RFC 7636 specification. The app logs into IdentityServer4 using the OIDC authorization code flow with a PKCE (Proof Key for Code Exchange). The app can then use the access token to consume data from a secure API. This […]

Supporting both Local and Windows Authentication in ASP.NET Core MVC using IdentityServer4

This article shows how to setup an ASP.NET Core MVC application to support both users who can login in with a local login account, solution specific, or use a windows authentication login. The identity created from the windows authentication could then be allowed to do different tasks, for example administration, or a user from the […]

Comparing the HTTPS Security Headers of Swiss banks

This post compares the security HTTP Headers used by different banks in Switzerland. securityheaders.io is used to test each of the websites. The website of each bank as well as the e-banking login was tested. securityheaders.io views the headers like any browser. The tested security headers help protect against some of the possible attacks, especially […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using an EF Core database for the IdentityServer4 configuration data

This article shows how to implement a database store for the IdentityServer4 configurations for the Client, ApiResource and IdentityResource settings using Entity Framework Core and SQLite. This could be used, if you need to create clients, or resources dynamically for the STS, or if you need to deploy the STS to multiple instances, for example […]