Category Archives: Umbraco

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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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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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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