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ASP.NET Core 2.0 Authentication and Authorization System Demystified

Gain a deeper understanding of how the ASP.NET Core 2.0 authentication system works under the covers.

There is a component that exists in ASP.NET Core that conjures up an enchanted shield that protects portions (or all) of your website from unauthorized access. Like many people, I have used this component from the beginning of my journey, but have never understood it. It was conjured up by a wizard and provided a magical barrier between my website and the world. That’s not how it really works, of course, but without the right knowledge, it might as well.