How to Use WebAuthn in C#

Nowadays, using a password for authentication is becoming less and less secure. Password attacks are becoming more sophisticated, and data breaches occur more frequently. Have I Been Pwned, the website where you can check if your account has been compromised in a data breach, contains more than 10 billion accounts and more than 600 million passwords. With 62% of users reusing passwords, a successful attack on one of the websites gives the attacker access to...

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Build and Secure an API in Python with FastAPI

As Python grows in popularity, the variety of high-quality frameworks available to developers has blossomed. In addition to steadfast options like Django and Flask, there are many new options including FastAPI. First released in late 2018, FastAPI differentiates itself from other Python frameworks by offering a modern, fast, and succinct developer experience for building reliable REST APIs. While one of the newer open-source Python frameworks available, FastAPI has quickly gained a following with over 22,000...

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A Quick Guide to React Login Options

Almost any web app needs some sort of access control, usually implemented by user login. Choosing how user authentication is implemented depends on the type of application and its audience. In this post, I want to show you a few different ways of creating a login feature in a single-page React application using Okta. I will start with a login redirect. This is the easiest option to implement and is a good choice for some...

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How to Support .NET Core SameSite + OAuth Apps on Linux

Google’s recent approach to SameSite cookie attributes caused a bit of confusion among developers. Especially in cases where handling redirects is necessary. After doing some research in the topic I’d like this article to be a guide on how to handle SameSite cookie attributes properly in production. This guide can serve as the basis for deploying an application to any Linux based environment—such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Google Cloud App Engine—or any VPS Linux deployment....

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Scaling Secure Applications with Spring Session and Redis

Spring Boot and Spring Security have delighted developers with their APIs for quite some time now. Spring Security has done an excellent job of implementing OAuth and OpenID Connect (OIDC) standards for the last few years. If you’re using Spring Security’s default authorization code flow with OIDC, it’ll establish a session on the server and serve up old fashion session cookies. If you want to scale your services, you’ll need to share session information. This...

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Introducing the Okta CLI

Okta is an Identity Management Platform that takes all the hassle out of authentication and authorization. It’s feature-packed with everything from workforce integrations for G-Suite to the latest version of OAuth 2.0 as-a-service for developers writing their own APIs. It can sometimes be a daunting task for developers to get started with Okta because of how feature-rich it is. Introducing the Okta CLI - made by developers for developers. Using the CLI tool, you can...

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How to Deploy Your .NET Core App to Google Cloud, AWS or Azure

There has been a cut-throat competition between cloud hosts in the past few years - each attempting to earn the sympathy of developers and dev-ops by rolling out shiny new tools, plugins, and integrations. There are a gazillion how-to tutorials and guides in the community on using these tools. Sometimes when looking for a solution, it is hard to find the newest and simplest way. I never know if an article written last year is...

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Spring Cloud Config for Shared Microservice Configuration

The microservice architecture pattern, in which business functionality is distributed among many small atomic applications as opposed to one or two monolithic chunks, is very powerful and in wide use across large and small tech companies. Each piece has a narrow, well-defined task and communicates with other services via a shared channel (usually REST APIs). The benefits of adopting a microservice architecture include: Easier maintenance and development of applications: developers and teams can focus on...

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25 Years of JavaScript and Java! 🎉

The year is 1995…​ Java is born in May. So is JavaScript (but it’s called Mocha). Microsoft releases Windows 95 in August. JavaScript, as it’s known today, first appeared on this day, December 4th. Wow! It’s so crazy to look back and see so many influential software releases happen in such a short period. Congrats to both JavaScript and Java for doing so well over the last 25 years! Fun fact from the @JavaScriptDaily 👇...

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Use the Okta CLI to Quickly Build Secure Angular Apps

The Okta CLI is a new tool we’ve created here at Okta. It’s designed to streamline creating new Okta accounts, registering apps, and getting started. Wwwhhaaattt, you might say?! That’s right, it’s super awesome! To show you how easy it is, I created a screencast that shows you how to use it with Angular. For those that would rather read than watch—this is for you. Install the Okta CLI You can find the website for...

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