Past Meetup

Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2

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Most modern applications need security. Enter OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0. These two security protocols are designed to meet most modern application security needs. Adding the concept of an authorization server is the recommended architecture. But writing such a “security token service” that implements these protocols from scratch is not an easy task. This talk introduces the new and changed approaches to secure your applications and APIs.

Mark A. Wilson

Software craftsman, consultant and agile .NET/JavaScript web developer. User group leader and event planner. Loving husband, dog foster, and Disney aficionado.

Mark specializes in cloud computing and web application development. Client side languages include HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Server side technologies include Microsoft Visual C#, ASP.NET MVC, and SQL Server.

He is a Senior .NET Developer at Logical Advantage ( in Charlotte, NC. A self-motivated, energetic team leader able to quickly learn new technologies and tools. Experienced in all phases of the agile software development methodology. Focused on building applications that enhance and help people–not hinder them. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Delivers custom Business Process Management/Automation and Business Intelligence products and services.

Mark lives with his wife and a house full of dogs, most of them being foster dogs. Hobbies include helping his wife with her non-profit animal rescue, promoting the development community, and everything Disney. Learn more about Mark at ( or follow him on Twitter @DeveloperInfra (