ASP.NET Identity

Introduction

Tutorials concerning asp.net Identity such as user management, role management, creating tokens and more.

How to implement password reset token in asp.net identity using user manager.

  1. Create a new folder called MyClasses and create and add the following class

    public class GmailEmailService:SmtpClient
    {
        // Gmail user-name
        public string UserName { get; set; }
    
        public GmailEmailService() :
            base(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["GmailHost"], Int32.Parse(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["GmailPort"]))
        {
            //Get values from web.config file:
            this.UserName = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["GmailUserName"];
            this.EnableSsl = Boolean.Parse(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["GmailSsl"]);
            this.UseDefaultCredentials = false;
            this.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(this.UserName, ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["GmailPassword"]);
        }
    }
  2. Configure your Identity Class

    public async Task SendAsync(IdentityMessage message)
    {
        MailMessage email = new MailMessage(new MailAddress("youremailadress@domain.com", "(any subject here)"),
        new MailAddress(message.Destination));
        email.Subject = message.Subject;
        email.Body = message.Body;
    
        email.IsBodyHtml = true;
    
        GmailEmailService mailClient = new GmailEmailService();
        await mailClient.SendMailAsync(email);
    }
  3. Add your credentials to the web.config. I did not use gmail in this portion because the use of gmail is blocked in my workplace and it still works perfectly.

    <add key="GmailUserName" value="youremail@yourdomain.com"/>
    <add key="GmailPassword" value="yourPassword"/>
    <add key="GmailHost" value="yourServer"/>
    <add key="GmailPort" value="yourPort"/>
    <add key="GmailSsl" value="chooseTrueOrFalse"/>
    <!--Smptp Server (confirmations emails)-->
    
  4. Make necessary changes to your Account Controller. Add the following highlighted code.

First do this

Then This

Compile then run. Cheers!