OAuth/OpenID Support for WebForms, MVC and WebPages

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Adding relevant links at the bottom of the post

One of the coolest features in Visual Studio 2012 is the ability to login using your Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter or Google account. The project templates showcase a social way of logging in along with the usual way of logging in by creating a local account

This post highlights how you can turn on support for logging through these services in the project  templates. Head over the following video to get a quick glance on this feature http://www.asp.net/vnext/overview/videos/oauth-in-the-default-aspnet-45-templates

Enable OAuth login using Facebook, Twitter

Steps to get keys for Facebook

  • Go to the Facebook developers site (log in if you’re not already logged in).
  • Choose the Create New App button, and then follow the prompts to name and create the new application.
  • In the section Select how your app will integrate with Facebook, choose the Website section.
  • Fill in the Site URL field with the URL of your site (for example, http://www.example.com). The Domain field is optional; you can use this to provide authentication for an entire domain (such as example.com).
    Note   If you are running a site on your local computer with a URL like http://localhost:12345 (where the number is a local port number), you can add this value to the Site URL field for testing your site. However, any time the port number of your local site changes, you will need to update the Site URL field of your application.
  • Choose the Save Changes button.
  • Choose the Apps tab again, and then view the start page for your application.
  • Copy the App ID and App Secret values for your application and paste them into a temporary text file. You will pass these values to the Facebook provider in your website code.
  • Exit the Facebook developer site.

Steps to get keys for Twitter

  • Browse to the Twitter developers site.
  • Choose the Create an App link and then log into the site.
  • On the Create an Application form, fill in the Name and Description fields.
  • In the WebSite field, enter the URL of your site (for example, http://www.example.com).
    Note   If you’re testing your site locally (using a URL like http://localhost:12345), Twitter might not accept the URL. However, you might be able to use the local loopback IP address (for example http://127.0.0.1:12345). This simplifies the process of testing your application locally. However, every time the port number of your local site changes, you’ll need to update the WebSite field of your application.
  • In the Callback URL field, enter a URL for the page in your website that you want users to return to after logging into Twitter. For example, to send users to the home page of the Starter Site (which will recognize their logged-in status), enter the same URL that you entered in the WebSite field.
  • Accept the terms and choose the Create your Twitter application button.
  • On the My Applications landing page, choose the application you created.
  • On the Details tab, scroll to the bottom and choose the Create My Access Token button.
  • On the Details tab, copy the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret values for your application and paste them into a temporary text file. You’ll pass these values to the Twitter provider in your website code.
  • Exit the Twitter site.

Steps to enable OAuth support in WebForms

    • Create a new ASP.NET WebForms Application
    • Goto App_Start\AuthConfig.cs and uncomment the following lines of code
OpenAuth.AuthenticationClients.AddTwitter(
                 consumerKey: "your Twitter consumer key",
                 consumerSecret: "your Twitter consumer secret");
 
            OpenAuth.AuthenticationClients.AddFacebook(
                 appId: "your Facebook app id",
                 appSecret: "your Facebook app secret");

Steps to enable OAuth support in MVC

    • Create a new ASP.NET MVC Internet Application
    • Goto App_Start\AuthConfig.cs and uncomment the following lines of code
//OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterTwitterClient(
            // consumerKey: "",
            // consumerSecret: "");
 
            //OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterFacebookClient(
            // appId: "",
            //    appSecret: "");

Steps to enable OAuth support in WebPages

    • Create a new ASP.NET WebSite(Razor2)
    • Goto _AppStart.cshtml and uncomment the following lines of code
//OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterTwitterClient(
            // consumerKey: "",
            // consumerSecret: "");
 
            //OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterFacebookClient(
            // appId: "",
            //    appSecret: "");

OpenID services such as Google

Steps to enable OpenID support in WebForms

  • Create a new ASP.NET WebForms Application
  • Goto App_Start\AuthConfig.cs and uncomment the following lines of code
OpenAuth.AuthenticationClients.AddGoogle();

 

Steps to enable OpenID support in MVC

  • Create a new ASP.NET MVC Internet Application
  • Goto App_Start\AuthConfig.cs and uncomment the following lines of code

OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterGoogleClient();

Steps to enable OpenID support in WebPages

  • Create a new ASP.NET WebSite(Razor2)
  • Goto _AppStart.cshtml and uncomment the following lines of code

OAuthWebSecurity.RegisterGoogleClient();

Links to relevant posts

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2012/08/22/extra-information-from-oauth-openid-provider.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pranav_rastogi/archive/2012/08/23/plugging-custom-oauth-openid-providers.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2012/08/24/customizing-the-login-ui-when-using-oauth-openid.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2012/09/12/integrate-openauth-openid-with-your-existing-asp-net-application-using-universal-providers.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2012/09/19/configuring-your-asp-net-application-for-microsoft-oauth-account.aspx

http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/getting-started/using-oauth-providers-with-mvc 

Happy Logging in a social way!!!