ASP.NET Authentication: The Big Picture

Looking to start building authentication into your ASP.NET application, but don’t know where to start? This course will take you from zero to hero and set you in the right direction for implementing the best authentication system for your users.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 5, 2019
Duration
1h 34m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Understanding Your Application's Authentication Needs
Authentication: A Primer
Choosing the Best Fit for Your Server-side Application
Choosing the Best Fit for Your Browser-based Application
Choosing the Best Fit for Your Native Application
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 5, 2019
Duration
1h 34m
Description

Getting started in the vast world of ASP.Net Authentication can seem intimidating. However, with a few basics, one can easily get started. In this course, ASP.NET Authentication: The Big Picture, you will learn the basics of modern authentication. First, you will see the various factors that can affect what authentication methods are suitable for your application, because choosing the wrong one is not only a security risk for your business, but also for your users. Next, you will gain an understanding of what modern authentication methods are available to you, and how they rank when compared to one another. You will see that passwords alone are no longer enough, and that not all second factors are built equally. Finally, you will get an overview of what ASP.NET Core libraries are available to you to build these authentication systems, and where to go to learn more. When you are done with this course, you will have the knowledge needed to start implementing your chosen authentication methods in ASP.NET Core.

About the author
About the author

Scott Brady is a software developer specializing in in IdentityServer4 and all things Authentication, Identity, OAuth, and OpenID Connect. Scott spends his time helping customers implement Single Sign On solutions, writing blog posts, and building IdentityServer components for Rock Solid Knowledge.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Scott Brady, and welcome to my course, ASP.NET Authentication: The Big Picture. I'm the Identity and Access Control Lead at a company called Rock Solid Knowledge, and I specialize in protocols such as OpenID Connect and all things authentication. This course is designed to help you decide what authentication method to use in your ASP.NET application. We'll be taking into account things such as the type of uses who will be using your system, the level of risk associated with your data and users, and what technology stack you intend to use. After all, it's pretty hard to secure what you can't identify. We'll also go through the various technologies available for modern authentication in ASP.NET, giving you an understanding of concepts such as password storage, time-based one-time passwords, FIDO2, and even a little about protocols such as OAuth and OpenID Connect. This course is designed so that you can either pick and choose modules based on the technology you are using, or watch it all the way through for our broad overview of what's available. Before you start this course, you should be familiar with ASP.NET Core and your chosen technology stack, but by the end of this course you will have a solid understanding of what authentication methods you want to use in your application, what to use in .NET to implement it, and where to go to learn more and deep dive into that technology. I hope you'll join me on this journey to understand authentication with the ASP.NET Authentication: Big Picture course on Pluralsight.