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Source Open vs Open Source and IdentityServer with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Episode #1824 Thursday, December 15, 2022

As of December 13, 2022, IdentityServer 4 is archived - now what? Carl and Richard talk to Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about the long, winding road of IdentityServer growing up to become a commercial product. Dom talks about the challenges of open source and building a sustainable model for an enterprise identity product. Ultimately, it resulted in a transformation from open-source to source-open - so what does that mean? Growth and sustainability!


Brock Allen

Brock Allen has worked for many years as an application security architect and has specialized in .NET, web development, and web-based security for over 20 years. During that time, he co-authored several open-source security frameworks including IdentityServer, IdentityModel, and oidc-client-js. He also is an MVP, and a contributor to the ASP.NET platform. Most recently he co-founded Duende Software with his colleague of many years Dominick Baier.

Dominick Baier

Dominick Baier spent most of his professional career implementing security systems for his customers and reading protocol specifications. This resulted in a number of popular open-source projects like IdentityServer and IdentityModel. Since 2020 he runs Duende Software Inc together with his longtime friend and colleague Brock Allen. Duende provides a sustainable home for the IdentityServer project and is the one-stop-shop for all things OpenID Connect and OAuth for .NET-based companies.


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