Kevin Rich

Configuring Swashbuckle for API key Authentication

A followup to adding Authentication Filters


Recently, I wrote about adding custom authentication filters to a .NET MVC project. As a user of Swashbuckle, I needed to factor the filter into my swagger specs.To do this,we need to configure the Swagger configuration to include the api-key requirement information and configure the SwaggerUI configuration to inject some JavaScript. . . .

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July 19, 2016

Adding User Claims via API keys in WebApi 2

Adding a Custom Authentication Filter


I have an API that I wish to lock down via an API key the user will embed in the request header. We will accomplish this using the WebApi.AuthenticationFilter NuGet package to create a custom AuthenticationFilterAttribute which will check the incoming request header for an "api-key" key and related value.

Project . . .

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July 19, 2016

WebApi JSON Serialization

Circular References FTL

The Challenge

I was building a standard ASP.NET EntityFramework / WebApi / Swagger project. Attempting something a bit new, I decided my controller would return a CreatedAtRoute HttpActionResult. The code goes something a little like this:

[HttpPut] public IHttpActionResult AddMyObject([FromBody] MyObject newObject) { // validation stuff // . . .

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July 13, 2016

Reading Embedded Files

Unit Testing a Stream (Part 1)


There are several cases in which reading text from a file is more is more convenient than writing a string in the middle of my code. I've done this occasionally for SQL statements, text templates, and unit testing sample XML or JSON. For my money, it keeps the code looking cleaner and easier to read, as well as having the added . . .

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June 01, 2016

Star Trek: The Original Series

A Viewing Guide For the Uninitiated

I was recently hired as a Senior .NET Developer at a new company, and most of my time has been taken architecting a revamp of the system in order to increase stability and reduce coupling. I figured I'd take a break and get down to a post I've been meaning to do for awhile for a friend of mine who has never watched the original series . . .

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May 16, 2016

What do Website Analytics and HR Development have in Common?

I read an interesting article from E-Nor explaining the new Google Analytics 360 suite that allows the development team to "starting with a measurement strategy and implementation, then moving to actionable insights and working your way to optimizing your digital experience with data driven decisions."

What is really interesting to . . .

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March 23, 2016

What is SCRUM

Baby don't hurt me...

A basic introduction to agile methodology. It's fairly short and fun.

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March 22, 2016


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