Token Based Authentication
ASP.NET Zero Angular UI consumes the host via token based authentication. Any application can authenticate and use any functionality in the application as API. For instance, you can create a mobile application consumes the same API. In this section, we'll demonstrate usage of the API from Postman (a Google Chrome extension).
We suggest you to disable two factor authentication for the user which will be used for remote authentication. Otherwise, two factor authentication flow should be implemented by the client. You can check account module source code to understand the flow. We assume that you have disabled two factor authentication for the admin user of default tenant since we will use it in this sample.
Following headers should be configured for all requests (
Abp.TenantId is Id of the default tenant. This is not required for single tenant applications or if you want to work with host users):
Then we can send username and password as a POST request to http://localhost:22742/api/TokenAuth/Authenticate
In the response,
accessToken field will be used to authorize for the API.
After authenticate and get the access token, we can use it to call any authorized actions. All services are available to be used remotely. For example, we can use the User service to get a list of users:
We sent a GET request to http://localhost:22742/api/services/app/User/GetUsers and added Authorization to the header as "Bearer <accessToken>". And the result is a JSON that contains the list of users.