The ASP.NET Identity system is designed to replace the previous ASP.NET Membership and Simple Membership systems. It includes profile support, OAuth integration, works with OWIN, and is included with the ASP.NET templates shipped with Visual Studio 2013.

  1. Introduction to ASP.NET Identity

    By Pranav Rastogi|

    Explains the differences between ASP.NET Membership, Simple Membership, and ASP.NET Identity.

  2. Overview of Authentication

    Authentication methods offered in Visual Studio 2013

  3. Understanding ASP.NET authentication options

    By Patrick Fletcher|

    This article provides guidance on selecting an authentication approach for an ASP.NET application.

  4. Deploy a Secure ASP.NET MVC application with OAuth, Membership and SQL Database

    This tutorial shows how to create and deploy a secure ASP.NET MVC 4 app using OAuth, the membership database with SQL data.

  5. Building a Simple To-Do Application with ASP.NET Identity and Associating Users with To-Do Items

    This tutorial shows how to create a simple To-Do application and associate To-Do items with users from ASP.NET Identity. In other words, the tutorial shows how you can mix and match Entity Framework Code First Models for application-specific data with the user data from ASP.NET Identity.

  6. Adding ASP.NET Identity to an Empty or Existing Web Forms Project

    By Raquel Soares De Almeida|

    This tutorial shows you how to add ASP.NET Identity (the new membership system for ASP.NET) to an ASP.NET application. When you create a new Web Forms or MVC project in Visual Studio 2013 RTM with...

  7. Get More Information from Social Providers Used in the VS 2013 Project Templates

    When you create a New ASP.NET Project in VS 2013 and choose Individual Accounts, the template shows how you can login with Social providers such as Microsoft Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter. When you login with these Social Providers such as Facebook, you can request more information about the user such as the User’s picture, friends etc. and if the user allows your app to access this data then you can get this information and provide a rich experience in your site.

  8. Developing ASP.NET Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory

    By Rick Anderson|

    Microsoft ASP.NET tools for Windows Azure Active Directory makes it simple to enable authentication for web applications hosted on Windows Azure Web Sites . You can use Windows Azure Authentication...

  9. Azure Active Directory Video Series

    This link opens the first in a series of videos about Azure Active Directory, presented by Scott Hanselman and the Microsoft program manager for Azure Active Directory, Vittorio Bertocci. The videos are in the Azure Friday series, and the others in the series can be found at

  10. Using On-Premises Organizational Authentication with ADFS

    How to set up a new project in Visual Studio 2013 that uses the On-Premises Organizational Authentication option.