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AWS Cognito with Winforms

Lets make the legacy app work with the new stuff

Jeremy Oursler

5 minutes read

Legacy software is fun. Sometimes we need to update code to enable new authentictaion methods. In todays adventure our intrepid developer heads off on the quest to get the legacy .net framework 4.6.1 WinForms app working with the new user store, AWS Cognito.

Deciding on an identity provider for a greenfield application stack

So many options to do things badly, so few to do it right

Jeremy Oursler

8 minutes read

Once again we enter the scene with the developer manager trying to figure out what the best way to secure the applications are. This one is different from the API gateway since it is meant for users and not just automated access. The additional wrinkle is that as part of this project we wanted to add SSO to our reporting portal, a soon to be built order entry portal, and a client invoicing portal. So three different apps, one being migrated from Web Forms, one a third party product, and…

Handling row level security with Entity Framework Core

Its been written before but maybe this makes more sense to someone

Jeremy Oursler

7 minutes read

At work we are currently going through a migration to modernize from a .net 4 winforms app to a modern web app with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and .net core on the backend. Part of this is also making our permissions more manageable and centrally applied so the same logic is not in 6 different places.

Setting up a static site on an iPad

An exercise in mild technical masochism

Jeremy Oursler

7 minutes read

When setting up this blog I wanted to try something. Could I set up a static site using just an iPad instead of my desktop. This wasn’t an experiment to see if I could replace my desktop, this was because my kids didn’t want to stop playing their computer games long enough for me to get this up and running. I had an iPad laying around and a Bluetooth keyboard and time. I spent so much time wondering if I could, I never though if I should.

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