First off a very happy new year to you all. I hope you had a good time off over the festive period and relaxed.
Over this festive period in between our baby girl arriving during late night feeds and insomnia kicking in, I managed to find a little time to polish off my new pet project for the wonderful Umbraco CMS. So I herby introduce you to UmbracoAuthTokens!
What is Umbraco Auth Tokens?
Umbraco Auth Tokens is a project that I have built that allows you to secure Umbraco WebAPI Controllers using a token based authentication using JSON Web Tokens aka JWT; pronounced jot. This is ideal for securing WebAPIs that require using a backoffice Umbraco user.
For example you may want to securely from a third party client be it a mobile application or similar create a new page or any other action that a backofficer Umbraco user may do.
What are JWTs?
They are an auth token that allows you to send a piece of JSON encoded as a token and are the more modern approach to deal with auth in applications especially as we build applications across different devices. The videos below will do a lot better trying to explain it than I can do.