swannee swannee - 1 month ago 33
ASP.NET (C#) Question

OAuth Authorization Service in ASP.NET Core

In Web API 2, you used to be able to create an endpoint to issue a token by setting up an OAuth Authorization Server via middleware like below:

//Set up our auth server options.
var OAuthServerOptions = new OAuthAuthorizationServerOptions()
{
AllowInsecureHttp = true,
TokenEndpointPath = new PathString("/token"),
AccessTokenExpireTimeSpan = TimeSpan.FromDays(1),
Provider = new SimpleAuthorizationServerProvider()
};

// Sets up the token issue endpoint using the options above
app.UseOAuthAuthorizationServer(OAuthServerOptions);


Perhaps I'm missing it, but I'm trying to figure out how to do this in ASP.NET Core. I've looked through the source (https://github.com/aspnet/Security) but I don't really see anything analogous. Is there a new way to accomplish this? Do I need to just create a controller and do it myself?

I see how OAuth Authentication can be set up via Middleware, but this regards the authorization portion where I issue claims from my API.

Answer

Don't waste your time looking for an OAuthAuthorizationServerMiddleware alternative in ASP.NET 5, the ASP.NET team simply decided not to port it: https://github.com/aspnet/Security/issues/83

I suggest having a look to AspNet.Security.OpenIdConnect.Server, an advanced fork of the OAuth2 authorization server middleware that comes with Katana 3: there's an OWIN/Katana 3 version, and an ASP.NET 5 version that supports both the full .NET framework and .NET Core.

https://github.com/aspnet-contrib/AspNet.Security.OpenIdConnect.Server

To learn more about this project, I'd recommend reading http://kevinchalet.com/2016/07/13/creating-your-own-openid-connect-server-with-asos-introduction/.

Good luck!

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