C# API calls, SMTP configuration and authentication

Top highlights from the FusionAuth forum in March.


Published: April 5, 2021

FusionAuth has an active online forum. The forum discussions vary in topic and depth, but are focused on FusionAuth, how to solve problems with it, and how to integrate auth systems with other software packages.

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I wanted to highlight and summarize a few of the most active forum posts of the last month.

Logging a user in with the netcore API

Post: Problems logging in user through C# API call

In this post, Xan is working through some issues integrating FusionAuth with a C# application using ASP.NET Core BlazorServer. After some back and forth, Xan discovered that FusionAuth worked in their CLI application, but didn’t in the BlazorServer app. That was a vital clue.

The root issue ended up being that some variables weren’t being correctly configured. Xan was able to look at the open source netcore client library and resolve the problem.

Discussion around web and mobile authentication

Post: Authentication for an Application with Web Client and Mobile front-ends

In this post, Mehamm has questions about how to set up authentication across multiple applications, including a native iOS app and an ASP.NET web application. FusionAuth team member Josh has answers (and some more questions).

Josh also dropped a link to our expert advice on authentication flows. I consult these diagrams regularly when thinking about the right way to architect an application’s login flows.

Mehamm and Josh discuss OAuth flows, cookies and FusionAuths’ multi-tenant support, among other topics. Looks like there are still some open questions as of post time.

SMTP credentials

Post: Where to enter SMTP credentials

FusionAuth can send emails for typical login flows, such as ‘forgot password’ and ‘verify my email’. You customize these emails to match your look and feel, but they are sent by FusionAuth. Sending email requires an SMTP server; often these require a username and password to ensure they are only used by authorized programs.

In this post, Richb201 gives feedback about the way the SMTP configuration screen is set up, including how the password field is not shown by default. We love hearing feedback from our users on how to improve FusionAuth.

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