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Creating an Identity Application with .NET Core

Creating an ASP.NET Core application that supports identity used to be tedious … not anymore!

Using Visual Studio 2017, you can create identity support for your ASP.NET MVC application using the built-in MVC Razor Identity scaffolding wizard.

The built-in identity scaffold provides the following features:



Password changes

2 Factor Authentication

User Account Management

Reset Password

Change Password

Forgot Password

Account Lockout User Registration

To do this, you just go to the project, right click and create a new scaffolded item …

Select the identity scaffolder, then add.

In the next screen, select all the files to override.

Wait a few minutes and the source and content files for identity will be created in the folder

Areas / Identity / Pages / Account

and Areas / Identity / Pages / Account / Manage

Before you can see the Login and Register menu links, you will need to do the following.

Open the shared layout view file in \Pages\Shared\_layout.cshtml.

Go to the source block showing the following:

<div class="navbar-collapse collapse d-sm-inline-flex flex-sm-row-reverse">
  <ul class="navbar-nav flex-grow-1">
     <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link text-dark" asp-area="" 
     <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link text-dark" asp-area="" 

Then just after the above, insert/type in the following source to expose the login partial view:

@await Html.PartialAsync("_LoginPartial")

Save the layout view.

Build the application.

When the application is run, the following menus will appear in the top right corner of the web form:

The login menu when clicked will show a functional login screen …

Click on the register menu and a functional user registration screen will show …

Hope this has been useful for anyone either starting out with ASP.NET Core MVC or doesn’t have the time to develop a fully functional identity management system.

In a later post I will discuss other identity management frameworks that can be used within ASP.NET Core. Stay tuned!

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