TNWiki Article Spotlight – MVC5 – Demo Authentication App with Facebook and Google


Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday.

Since a year or so I'm working heavily with ASP.NET Web API and I think that I had a similar process like many others. You get started, you get excited … but sometimes the dirty work starts. For me it started a few weeks ago. The task was to replace an existing authentication system. I searched through the web to see how the whole security thing works (I just had a few touches with the old Membership system) and what I can use to make my life easier. After a lot of research, I had a headache. There were several potential alternatives and for all of them I had to know a lot. Luckily, I came across the new ASP.NET Identity system. It was easy to use (from a developer point of view) and was exactly what I was looking for.

In preparation for this blog post I browsed through our wiki and looked for interesting articles and … there it was. A simple demo article which shows how ASP.NET Identity works for most of us, maybe without being aware what it is built into. The article I'm talking about is "MVC5 – Demo Authentication App with Facebook and Google" written by Joao Eduardo Sousa. The demo is simple, not a lot of explanations and there are similar posts on the web … but this is a wiki! We can make a lot out of it. And maybe in a near future we will have something like the following process for developer topics: Someone writes a demo, another adds additional resources, and a third person adds some explanations.

– German Ninja Jan (Twitter, BlogProfile)

Comments (3)

  1. That ASP article is new this year too! That’s great to see more developers writing Wiki articles! Thanks, Jan! And thanks to Joao for your great articles!

  2. “And maybe in a near future we will have something like the following process for developer topics: Someone writes a demo, another adds additional resources, and a third person adds some explanations.” — It happens now also but the percentile is very low and am sure it will rise as community evolves !!!