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OpenID-Connect with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Episode #993 Tuesday, June 10, 2014

While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chat with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest thinking on consumer and enterprise identity solutions. Dominick talks about the conflict between WS-Federation, the confusion that is OAuth2 and how OpenID-Connect is bringing them together in a better solution. Brock digs into how a centralized security service simplifies coding for developers as well as strengthening the overall security of the system. Overall, the news is good - granular authentication and authorization is getting easier to implement, deploy and manage.


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.

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.


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