Speaking

If you want to get in contact about speaking engagements, please email me at [email protected]. I usually speak about or run workshops on IdentityServer and OpenID Connect, however when Dom & Brock are hogging this topic I enjoy talking about ASP.NET Core, Azure, Docker, and OpenID Connect on other platforms. Travel & expenses are a minimum requirement to offset my employer's loss of a resource.

2018

Pluralsight LIVE 2018

Pluralsight LIVE

SSO for your Fridge - IoT Security with the OAuth Device Flow

OAuth is well established as the go-to protocol for API Security, but there are still a few application types which struggle to securely fit into the OAuth story. This includes devices where input is tricky, such as inputting a 20-character password using your TV remote on an A to Z keyboard. Or devices where there is no browser, where the dreaded Resource Owner Password Credential grant type still reigns king. Finally, there is a solution, with the all-new Device flow for OAuth, specially designed for these pesky browserless platforms or devices with limited input methods. In this talk, we'll see the device flow in action and look at how it is an improvement on existing solutions using real-world scenarios where it should be used.

Agenda

DevSum 2018

DevSum

Workshop

"Auth Vader: You are unwise to lower your defences!" - Modern Authentication using IdentityServer 4 and ASP.NET Core

Session

Secure Authorization for your Printer – The OAuth Device Flow

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DotNet2018

DotNet

Workshop

"Auth Vader: You are unwise to lower your defences!" - Modern Authentication using IdentityServer 4 and ASP.NET Core

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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2018

European Identity & Cloud Conference

Lessons Learned from Integrating with Blockchain Identity Providers

Distributed ledgers and self-sovereign identity are a match made in heaven, and there are many products out there already that implement this concept readily available to developers and consumers alike.

After integrating with some of these providers, both manually and using client libraries, it’s clear that there’s a high variance in implementation quality, but at the same time some commonality in design decisions.

In this talk, we’re going to take a look at some of the common functionality of these providers, what they’re getting wrong from an integrator's perspective, and what we can learn from them moving forward.

Authorization for the IoT: The OAuth Device Flow

OAuth is well established as the go to protocol for API security, but there are still a few application types out there that struggle to securely fit into the OAuth story. This includes devices where user input is tricky, where data entry uses a tv remote control, and everyone gets to see you slowly type in your password. Or devices where there is no browser, where the dreaded Resource Owner Password Credentials grant type still reigns.

Finally, there is a solution, with the all new Device flow for OAuth, specially designed for browserless platforms or devices with limited input methods. In this talk we’ll see the device flow in action by extending IdentityServer 4, an open source OpenID Connect and OAuth written in .NET, and look at how it is an improvement on existing solutions using real world scenarios where it should be used.

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2017

.NET Progressive Tutorials 2017

Progressive .NET Tutorials

Modern Authentication for ASP.NET Core with IdentityServer 4

As software developers, we work in one of the most rapidly changing industries available, and in recent years this has been doubly true when we talk about security. Nowadays we have to accommodate a variety of client applications, hosted on any device and anywhere in the world and this means we must take a closer look at how we handle authentication and authorization when dealing with our protected resources.

In this tutorial, we'll be looking at the basics of claims-based identity and access control, OAuth and OpenID Connect, and how IdentityServer can simplify all of this for you. We’ll finish the tutorial with a working installation of IdentityServer, running on .NET Core and Linux, protecting APIs and authenticating users. Whilst we'll primarily use ASP.NET Core throughout this tutorial, the final IdentityServer implementation can work with any application on any stack.

SDD 2017

Software Design & Development (SDD)

Introduction to AdminUI & IdentityExpress

AdminUI is the first supporting product for the IdentityServer project, brought to you by Rock Solid Knowledge and the IdentityServer team. AdminUI brings out of the box features such as user & claim management and simplified IdentityServer configuration management, removing specification specifics when handling OAuth and OpenID Connect configurations. In this talk we'll walkthrough the major features of the AdminUI product and how it can help both new and existing IdentityServer projects.

At the end of the talk we will also have a sneak peek at the feature set for our next product: IdentityExpress. This is a turnkey solution of IdentityServer, bringing .NET’s favourite OpenID Connect Provider to the main stream, without the need for intricate knowledge of the framework or authentication protocols.

Migrating an ASP.NET MVC Application to ASP.NET Core

Some of the most understated improvements in ASP.NET Core are those found ASP.NET Core MVC. With ASP.NET Core we have new tools available for web development: we now have access to web development standards such as bower, npm and gulp, we have simplified resource caching, versioning and failover, and new approaches to partial views previously unavailable to us. In this session we will take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and migrate it to ASP.NET Core from ‘new project’ in Visual Studio to feature parity.

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