Andy Andy - 4 months ago 81
C# Question

Asp.Net MVC 5 without Owin?

Mvc 5 seems to depend on Owin, with is great if you want to self host or run on a Mac. But lets assume I just want to run under IIS just like the previous versions and I'm not interested in what Owin has to offer. The default "blank" mvc5 template uses owin and 15 other dependencies. I've tried removing packages one by one but it seems like the site didn't know how to start without using an attribute from Owin. So, how do I get just ASP.net, mvc 5, under iis without Owin?

Answer

The easy way to disable Owin is in web.config file and in <appSettings> section add this:

<add key="owin:AutomaticAppStartup" value="false" />

To remove Owin completely right click on your project and from menu click on Manage Nuget Packages. on left side of Manage Nuget Packages window click on Installed Package then on right side of window in search box type owin.

enter image description here uninstall packages in order of:

  • microsoft.aspnet.identity.owin
  • microsoft.owin.host.systemweb
  • microsoft.owin.security.cookies
  • microsoft.owin.security.facebook
  • microsoft.owin.security.google
  • microsoft.owin.security.microsoftaccount
  • microsoft.owin.security.twitter

and after removing microsoft.owin.security.twitter other owin packages removed automatically and if it does not happened on your machine remove the others by yourself. then remove this packages:

  • microsoft.aspnet.identity.entityframework
  • microsoft.aspnet.identity.core

Open web.config file and remove these sections from <runtime><assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">:

    <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Owin" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Owin.Security.OAuth" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Owin.Security.Cookies" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Owin.Security" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>

Remove Startup.cs file in root of the project. open App_Start folder and remove IdentityConfig.cs and Startup.Auth.cs files. open Controller folder and remove AccountController.cs and ManageController.cs. in Models folder Delete all Models and in View Folder Remove Account Folder and Manage folder.

Restarts Visual Studio and after that run the project. if you get this error:

The following errors occurred while attempting to load the app. - No assembly found containing an OwinStartupAttribute. - No assembly found containing a Startup or [AssemblyName].Startup class. To disable OWIN startup discovery, add the appSetting owin:AutomaticAppStartup with a value of "false" in your web.config. To specify the OWIN startup Assembly, Class, or Method, add the appSetting owin:AppStartup with the fully qualified startup class or configuration method name in your web.config. you have two ways to solve it:

  1. Open bin folder and if there is any Owin assembly, delete all of them
  2. Or open web.config in <appSettings> section then add this <add key="owin:AutomaticAppStartup" value="false" />