ASP.NET and the Secret Store

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve checked in something I shouldn’t have. The ClientSecret to my Auth0 app configuration, an embedded Administrator password, or worse. It’s all gone into Git and then been synced to GitHub. I’ve mentioned numerous times to ensure you add some JSON file or other to .gitignore. I…

Introducing my new Side Project

With all the research and blogging about my research, one could wonder what’s the point of it all. Well, I have a point and that point is my side project. I have been a sometimes developer for a long time. I’m definitely not the one you want to be writing the next blockbuster application, but…

ASP.NET vNext Identity Part 7 – Logging

There are still some rough edges to Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and one of the biggest is problems with NuGet packages that don’t conform to newly revised requirements. This isn’t really surprising given that the developers are trying to move to an open source and multi-platform environment. But it’s a little painful. One of…

ASP.NET vNext Identity Part 6 – Refectoring for Areas

Over the past 5 days I’ve implemented a fairly reasonable account login system that allows for logging in and out, handling registrations and handling forgotten passwords. I do have a major problem architecturally with this codebase though. My views, view models and controller for this logic is intermingled with my main application code. It’s not…