How to implement two factor authentication in asp net core 6 0 with identity

Introduction

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional of that helps protect user accounts from unauthorized access. It requires users to provide two different types of identification before access to their accounts. In this article, we will explore how to implement two-factor authentication in ASP.NET Core 6.0 with Identity.

Prerequisites

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • Visual Studio 2022 or later
  • .NET 6.0 SDK

Step 1: Create a new ASP.NET Core 6.0 project

First, let's create a new ASP.NET Core 6.0 project in Visual Studio. Open Visual Studio and follow these steps:

  1. Select “Create a new project” from the page.
  2. In the search box, type “ASP.NET Core Web App” and select the “ASP.NET Core Web App” template.
  3. Choose a project name and location, and click “Create”.
  4. In the project template selection screen, choose “Web Application” and select “ASP.NET Core 6.0” as the target framework.
  5. Click “Create” to create the project.

Step 2: Add Identity to the project

Next, let's add Identity to our ASP.NET Core project. Open the project in Visual Studio and follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the project in the Explorer and select “ NuGet Packages”.
  2. In the NuGet Package Manager, search for “Microsoft..Identity” and install the package.
  3. Open the Startup.cs file and add the following code to the ConfigureServices method:

Step 3: Enable two-factor authentication

Now that we have added Identity to our project, let's enable two-factor authentication. Open the Startup.cs file and add the following code to the ConfigureServices method:

This code configures Identity to use the AuthenticatorTokenProvider as the default two-factor authentication provider.

Step 4: Update the login view

Next, let's update the login view to include the for users to enable two-factor authentication. Open the Login.cshtml file and add the following code:


This code adds a checkbox for users to enable two-factor authentication during the login .

Step 5: Update the login action

Finally, let's update the login action in the AccountController to handle the two-factor authentication option. Open the AccountController.cs file and add the following code:

This code checks if the user has enabled two-factor authentication and them to the TwoFactorAuthentication action if it is enabled.

Conclusion

In this article, we have learned how to implement two-factor authentication in ASP.NET Core 6.0 with Identity. By following the steps outlined above, you can enhance the security of your ASP.NET Core application and protect user accounts from unauthorized access.

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