Most of web application oriented hosters (like Azure App Service) or application hosted in Docker (in Azure, App Service on Linux), or serverless applications don’t offer built-in e-mail delivery and require you to use an external server. In this article, we are going to explore the options to do this.Continue reading “Sending e-mail from Web Apps”
Recently, we had a project which required us to connect to a MySQL server from .NET Core with a client certificate authentication. While this seemed fairly trivial, we have hit some issues after deploying the application to Azure App Service.
When authenticating a user, you might want to persist the state through the authentication request – for example whether the user is authenticating for some special action like organizational signup or simply some state of your application. ASP.NET Core makes this very easy.Continue reading “Passing state through authentication in ASP.NET Core”
We have been migrating couple of projects to ASP.NET Core 2.0 recently. Amongst the major changes in ASP.NET Core 2.0, probably the biggest change has been done in the Authentication. I have written an article about cookie size in ASP.NET Core which explains the basic issue with too many claims in the identity. ASP.NET Core 2.0 OIDC addresses this by removing some of the token values from the identity on the background.Continue reading “Missing claims in ASP.NET Core 2.0 OpenID Connect”