Tough MVC 5 OWIN External Authentication Issue

Finally managed to solve a weird issue with external Google authentication in a new MVC 5 application I am working on (CrowdBacklog). This is to help me remember what to do and hopefully help others fix their issues if they stumble upon it… The Scenario VS2013 update 2 Brand new MVC 5 project targeting .Net 4.5.1 – no old MVC4 / Web Forms crud messing things up Startup.Auth.cs has been updated with Google clientid and […] Read more »

Using MySql 5 as Membership Backend for ASP.NET 4.5 MVC 4 Application

Oracle provide MySql ASP.Net web providers through NuGet – search for MySql.Web. Using the MySql providers you can easily use MySql as your membership/profile/role backend for an ASP.Net application. But beware the MySql providers do not currently support the ASP.NET 4.5 templates since those templates use ExtendedMembershipProvider and SimpleMembershipProvider and they have an internal dependency on MS SQL Server… I am going to demonstrate using it as the membership provider for an MVC 4 application […] Read more »

SFTP Adapter authentication for BizTalk

There is a nice little SFTP adapter for BizTalk on CodePlex I have been trying this out for a couple of days and it works quite nicely. I have been using freeSSHd as SFTP server and WinScp as a client to see that the SFTP functionality works. WinScp comes with PuttyGen for generating key pairs for authentication and there are a couple of guides on the web which offer clues as to how this […] Read more »