Disabling parts of ASP.NET Core Identity

Re-blogged from Damien’s site.

Software Engineering

This article shows how to disable parts of ASP.NET Core Identity in a Web Application. In the ASP.NET Core Identity, the Identiy UI is deployed as part of the NuGet package. So per default everything is enabled and you have to opt-out, unlike the older versions which was opt-in. If you are not careful, this could cause security holes in your application. It is important that you disable the parts of Identity which you do not use!

To demonstrate this, the register process will be disabled. Sometimes, the users are imported or defined using an existing application/process, and the application should not be allowed to register users, so it needs to be deactivated. Per default, it is added and needs to be removed. The default Register Razor Page can be reached at the following URL:

“App base URL”/Account/Register

To turn this off, you need to scaffolding the Razor Page into…

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