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Use oxd's .Net library to send users from a .Net application to your Gluu Server OpenID Connect Provider (OP) for dynamic enrollment, single sign-on (SSO), strong authentication, and access management policy enforcement.


Refer to the oxd-csharp library docs for more details on C# classes.

Installation Guides#

Software Requirements#

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 or higher
  • .Net Framework 4.5 or higher

To use the oxd-csharp library, you will need:

  • A valid OpenID Connect Provider (OP), like the Gluu Server or Google
  • An active installation of the oxd-server running on the same server as the client application
  • If you want to make RESTful (https) calls from your app to your oxd-server, you will also need an active installation of the oxd-https-extension
  • A Windows server or Windows installed machine / Linux server or Linux installed machine

Configuring oxd-server#

  • Edit the file /opt/oxd-server/conf/oxd-conf.json

    • Update the following fields "server_name", "license_id", "public_key", "public_password" and "license_password"
  • Edit the file /opt/oxd-server/conf/oxd-default-site-config.json

    • Change the OP HOST name to your OpenID Provider domain at the line "op_host": "https://<idp-hostname>"

    • Change the response_types line to "response_types": ["code"]

  • To start oxd-server, run the following command or click here for more detailed instructions:

> cd <path to oxd-server directory>/bin
> oxd-start-console.bat

Demosite Deployment#

  • Your client application must have a valid SSL certification, so the URL includes: https://
  • The client hostname should be a valid hostname (FQDN), not a localhost or an IP Address
  • You can configure the hostname by adding to the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host
  • Open the downloaded Sample Project specific to this oxd-csharp library in Visual Studio

  • Enable SSL using the following instructions:

    • Open Visual Studio in administrator mode
    • Open the client application in Visual Studio
    • Go to client application properties
    • Navigate to Development Server and set SSL Enabled to True
  • Change the hostname in the project using the following instructions:

    • Make hidden folders visible in windows explorer
    • Navigate to vs/config folder in the root of the project in windows explorer
    • Open the applicationhost.config file
    • Add the following lines to bindings section of the project:
<binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*" />
  • After adding the aforementioned lines the binding section will look like this:
<site name="GluuDemoWebsite" id="2">
    <application path="/" applicationPool="Clr4IntegratedAppPool">
        <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="<path of the project>\GluuDemoWebsite" />
        <binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*" />
<site name="UMAExample" id="3">
    <application path="/" applicationPool="Clr4IntegratedAppPool">
        <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="<path of the project>\UMAExample" />
        <binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*" />
  • With the oxd-server running, navigate to the URL's below to run the sample client application. To register a client in the oxd-server, use the Setup Client URL. Upon successful registration of the client application, an oxd ID will be displayed in the UI. Next, navigate to the Login URL for authentication

    • Setup Client URL:
    • Login URL:
  • The GluuDemoWebsite project works as Authorization server

    • UMA Authorization URL:
  • The UMAExample project works as Resource project

    • Setting and Protect Resource URL:
  • The input values used during Setup Client are stored in the configuration file (oxd_config.json). Therefore, the configuration file needs to be writable by the client application