Today, we released version 0.1.0 of our .NET SDK! After almost two months of heavy development work, I’m excited to get this code into the hands of the community. In this article, I’ll cover the basics of how to install and use the SDK from a C# project, as well as talk about some of the design behind the code.
This is a very early release, so please share your questions and feedback in the comments below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or issue a pull request.
Easy Authentication In .NET?
The authentication story in .NET has long been a complicated one. In the past, we had big, heavy identity solutions like ASP.NET Membership. Often, these solutions meant being locked into using SQL Server. The situation has improved with ASP.NET Identity, which adopts a modular architecture.
Even still, there’s a good chance you’ll need to descend into the trenches if you’re not planning on using Entity Framework or SQL Server as your data store.
What if you want multiple web applications to share a user store? Or you’re building an API and need token authentication for untrusted clients? Or you want to supports social login providers? What if you’re on a non-IIS environment, like Nancy? Or on completely different platform with Xamarin? We want to make your life easier!
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