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Introducing ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2

At Build 2017, we released an initial preview version of ASP.NET Core 2.0.  Over the last two months we have incorporated your feedback and added a number of new features.  We now have a Preview 2 version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework and Visual Studio tools for you to try.  In this post, we will review some of the new features in this ...

The MVP Show Learns about ASP.NET, Identity Server, and Heidelberg

In the second episode of the MVP Show, intrepid host Seth Juarez traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to meet with Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Dominick Baier.  Dominick is one of the developers responsible for the Identity Server open source project. Seth and Dominick shared several videos about all things API, Germany, and ...

ASP.NET Core Logging with Azure App Service and Serilog

This guest post was written by Mike Rousos ASP.NET Core supports diagnostic logging through the Microsoft.Extensions.Logging package. This logging solution (which is used throughout ASP.NET Core, including internally by the Kestrel host) is highly extensible. There's already documentation available to help developers get started with ...

JWT Validation and Authorization in ASP.NET Core

This post was written and submitted by Michael Rousos In several previous posts, I discussed a customer scenario I ran into recently that required issuing bearer tokens from an ASP.NET Core authentication server and then validating those tokens in a separate ASP.NET Core web service which may not have access to the authentication server. The ...

Announcing New ASP.NET Core and Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2017

We are pleased to announce updates to our ASP.NET tools, ASP.NET Core tools, Container tools, and frameworks that are shipping as part of the Visual Studio 2017 release today.  We have made significant updates to the web development tools to make them easier for you to use and help make you more productive in your daily web development tasks...

ASP.NET Documentation Now on docs.microsoft.com

This post was written by Wade Pickett We are happy to announce ASP.NET documentation and guidance has been migrated to docs.microsoft.com! Better Together and Great Features This brings the ASP.NET documentation together with ASP.NET Core, C#, Entity Framework Core, Azure, Visual Studio, C++, and SQL on Linux. docs.microsoft.com will allow...

ASP.NET Core Authentication with IdentityServer4

This is a guest post by Mike Rousos In my post on bearer token authentication in ASP.NET Core, I mentioned that there are a couple good third-party libraries for issuing JWT bearer tokens in .NET Core. In that post, I used OpenIddict to demonstrate how end-to-end token issuance can work in an ASP.NET Core application. Since that post was ...