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Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications by Vittorio Bertocci

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Chapter 7. The OWIN OpenID Connect middleware

In this chapter I focus on the OpenID Connect middleware and supporting classes. These are the cornerstones of ASP.NET’s support for web sign-on.

As you saw in Chapter 5, “Getting started with web sign-on and Active Directory,” in the most common case, the OpenID Connect middleware requires very few parameters to enable web sign-on. Beneath that simple surface, however, are knobs for practically anything you want to control: protocol parameters, initialization strategies, token validation, message processing, and so on. This chapter will reveal the various layers of the object model for you, showing how you can fine-tune the authentication process to meet your needs.

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