Category Archives: Custom Development

Managing External Identities in Umbraco BackOffice with PolicyServer

The authors of IdentityServer did a great job providing us with a framework for incorporating identity and access control logic in our apps and APIs. But they also warned us about misusing the IdentityServer software as an authorization/permission management system. So now they have created a new product called PolicyServer and it is available in both Open Source version and

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JavaScript Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services

TL;DR: JavaScript Unit Testing with VSTS using real browsers. We would like to run JavaScript unit tests; And we prefer a real browser for this, so no PhantomJS or equivalent; And run our tests from a Visual Studio Team Services build; VSTS hosted build agents don’t have Chrome or Firefox installed; So things break; We fix this by providing a

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Hooking up Umbraco and Azure Functions with webhooks

Umbraco allows you to setup post deployment webhooks and you can use these to perform all kinds of post deployment tasks (notifying community members, announcement on Slack channels, signaling a monitoring application, etc.). For this post we will trigger custom code in Azure that sends out a simple email notification, but that can easily be extended into more complex scenarios.

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Getting started with SonarQube and TypeScript

Update The source code with this post was updated to reflect the new SonarTS version 1.2 and SonarQube version 6.7. For more information on how to extend the basic scenario with code coverage, see this post: Better together: SonarQube, TypeScript and Code Coverage SonarSource recently released an official first version of a static code analyzer for TypeScript. So if you want

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Login to Umbraco BackOffice using IdentityServer4

This post will work through the details in setting up IdentityServer4 and Umbraco to enable the OWIN Identity features of the Umbraco BackOffice. Disclaimer: I have been working with content management systems for a very long time (Microsoft Content Management Server anyone 😊), but Umbraco was pretty new to me. These blog posts are my personal notes and reminders, but

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SPS Oslo 2016 Slidedeck and code available here

Thank you SPS Oslo organizers, vendors and attendees for another great event! You can find the slidedeck and code from our session on Architectural Changes and Developer Decisions here. Slidedeck: Code: Cheers! Jan Steenbeek/ Yuri Burger

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