Auth0 allows you to quickly add authentication and gain access to user profile information in your application. This guide demonstrates how to integrate Auth0 with any new or existing ASP.NET MVC application using the Auth0.AspNetCore.Authentication SDK.
To use Auth0 services, you’ll need to have an application set up in the Auth0 Dashboard. The Auth0 application is where you will configure how you want authentication to work for the project you are developing.
Use the interactive selector to create a new Auth0 application or select an existing application that represents the project you want to integrate with. Every application in Auth0 is assigned an alphanumeric, unique client ID that your application code will use to call Auth0 APIs through the SDK.
Any settings you configure using this quickstart will automatically update for your Application in the Dashboard, which is where you can manage your Applications in the future.
If you would rather explore a complete configuration, you can view a sample application instead.
A callback URL is a URL in your application that you would like Auth0 to redirect users to after they have authenticated. If not set, users will not be returned to your application after they log in.
A logout URL is a URL in your application that you would like Auth0 to redirect users to after they have logged out. If not set, users will not be able to log out from your application and will receive an error.
To integrate Auth0 with ASP.NET Core you can use our SDK by installing the
Auth0.AspNetCore.Authentication Nuget package to your application.
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To enable authentication in your ASP.NET Core application, use the middleware provided by the SDK. Go to the
Program.cs file and call
builder.Services.AddAuth0WebAppAuthentication() to register the SDK's middleware.
Ensure to configure the
ClientId, these are required fields to ensure the SDK knows which Auth0 tenant and application it should use.
Make sure you have enabled authentication and authorization in your
To allow users to login to your ASP.NET MVC application, add a
Login action to your controller.
HttpContext.ChallengeAsync() and pass
Auth0Constants.AuthenticationScheme as the authentication scheme. This will invoke the OIDC authentication handler that our SDK registers internally. Be sure to also specify the corresponding
authenticationProperties, which you can construct using the
After succesfully calling
HttpContext.ChallengeAsync(), the user will be redirected to Auth0 and signed in to both the OIDC middleware and the cookie middleware upon being redirected back to your application. This will allow the users to be authenticated on subsequent requests.
Now that you have configured Login, run your application to verify that:
Loginaction will redirect to Auth0
After the middleware has successfully retrieved the tokens from Auth0, it will extract the user's information and claims from the ID Token and makes them available as the
User.Claims property on the controller.
You can create a custom user profile page for displaying a user's name, email address, and profile image, by retrieving the corresponding information from the
User and pass it to the view from inside your controller.
Now that you have set up your action to render the user's profile, run your application to verify that:
Profileaction after being succesfully logged in, shows the user's profile.
Logging out the user from your own application can be done by calling
HttpContext.SignOutAsync with the
CookieAuthenticationDefaults.AuthenticationScheme authentication scheme from inside your controller's action.
Additionaly, If you also want to log the user out from Auth0 (this might also log them out of other applications that rely on Single Sign On), call
HttpContext.SignOutAsync with the
Auth0Constants.AuthenticationScheme authentication scheme as well as the appropriate
authenticationProperties that can be constructed using the
Now that you have configured Logout, run your application to verify that:
Logoutaction will ensure the user is logged out.
Excellent work! If you made it this far, you should now have login, logout, and user profile information running in your application.
This concludes our quickstart tutorial, but there is so much more to explore. To learn more about what you can do with Auth0, check out:
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