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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development by James Singleton, Valerio De Sanctis, Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi

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Chapter 12. ASP.NET Core Identity

Security is essential to all types of applications, including web applications. Would you use Facebook if anyone could update your status by impersonating you? If that were possible, then no one would come back to Facebook. From this example, we can see that security is not so much a feature as it is a necessity for all applications.

In this chapter, we are going to learn about the following topics:

  • Authentication and authorization
  • ASP.NET Identity
  • How to implement security in an ASP.NET Core application using ASP.NET Identity with Entity Framework

When we talk about the security of an application, we primarily want to prevent any unauthorized access, meaning that only the people who have access to the information ...

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