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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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Authorization

Authorization is the process where we verify whether the user has access to the requested resource. They might have legitimate access to the system, but they might not have access to the requested resource as they do not have the required access. For example, only the admin user can access the configuration page of the application, whereas normal users should not be allowed to use this page.

ASP.NET Identity provides several features for securing the application.

Let us consider the following simple scenario where the user tries to access the Secure Page, a page to which only authorized people should have access. As the user is not logged in, they will be redirected to the Login Page so that we can authenticate and authorize the user. ...

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