Open sourcing and releasing ASP.NET Identity 2.2.0

We are releasing the final version of ASP.NET Identity 2.2. The main focus in this release was to fix bugs and address performance issues.

Open source

We have also made the source code publicly available on and will be taking contributions to the project. Check out the project home page for more details.

Note: This is the source code for ASP.NET Identity 2.2. ASP.NET Identity 3.0 is part of ASP.NET 5 and the source code is on GitHub.

Download this release

You can download ASP.NET Identity from the NuGet gallery. You can install or update these packages using the NuGet Package Manager Console, like this:

Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework –Version 2.2.0 

Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.Core -Version 2.2.0

Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.OWIN -Version 2.2.0

What’s in this release?

This query has the list of all issues fixed in this release. The main issues fixed are as follows.

1991 Additional IdentityDbContext constructor

2278 Identity ChangePassword is inefficient on the database

Samples/ Documentation

Migrating from ASP.NET Identity 2.1.0

This is a compatible release with 2.1.0 and there are no database schema changes with this release.

Give feedback and get support

What’s next?

Apart from working on Identity 2, we are also working on the next version of Identity (Identity 3.0 which is part of ASP.NET 5).