Getting started with ASP.NET

Contributed by @moberauer

This example repository shows an integration between ASP.NET Core and Passwordless.ID.

The project uses the .NET web sdk and just one NuGet package needs to be installed: Microsoft.AspNetCore.Authentication.OpenIdConnect

Using the OpenIdConnect SDK, set the default authentication scheme to OpenId, configure it to use the authoriozation code flow, the clientId and the metadata address provided by Passwordless.ID. Then we also add an external cookie scheme to store the user information once sign in via Passwordless.ID was successful.

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);
    .AddAuthentication(defaultScheme: OpenIdConnectDefaults.AuthenticationScheme)
    .AddOpenIdConnect(openIdConnectOptions => 
        openIdConnectOptions.SignInScheme = IdentityConstants.ExternalScheme;
        openIdConnectOptions.ResponseType = OpenIdConnectResponseType.Code;
        openIdConnectOptions.ClientId = "https://localhost";
        openIdConnectOptions.MetadataAddress = "";
var app = builder.Build();

Now we configure the request pipeline to use the authentication and authorization middleware provided by ASP.NET Core and we map two endpoints: one which does not require authentication and one which does.

var app = builder.Build();
app.MapGet("/", () => "Go to /private to authenticate");
app.MapGet("/private", context => {
    string username = context.User.FindFirst("preferred_username")?.Value ?? string.Empty;
    return context.Response.WriteAsync($"Hello, {username}!");


When we hit the authorized endpoint the authentication and authorization middleware take care of the redirects and callbacks to Passwordless.ID, code retrieval, id_token retrieval and storing the userinfo in the external cookie scheme cookie named Identity.External. The user information including all the claims provided by Passwordless.ID is then available to our endpoint code via context.User.