Authorize Tag Helper


The Authorize tag helper allows you render blocks of HTML only for users who are authorized based on ASP.NET Core Authorization Roles and Policies. For example, a section of HTML might be rendered only if a user has the Admin role. Since everything is evaluated on the server, this tag helper provides an easy way to ensure that users only see the HTML sections they are supposed to see.

The Authorize tag helper works in the same way as the Authorize filter works for controllers and action Methods. The examples below show some common use cases.

Login Testing

Use this section to login using different username, roles and age to see how the Authorize Tag Helper can be used to hide sections of HTML.

Authorize

Razor Code:

<div asp-authorize class="col-md-4">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
        <div class="panel-heading">Welcome !!</div>
        <div class="panel-body">
            If you're logged in, you can see this section
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div asp-authorize asp-roles="Admin" class="col-md-4">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
        <div class="panel-heading">Admin Section</div>
        <div class="panel-body">
            Only admin users can see this section. Top secret admin things go here.
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div asp-authorize asp-policy="Seniors" class="col-md-4">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
        <div class="panel-heading">Seniors Only</div>
        <div class="panel-body">
            Only users age 65 or older can see this section. Early bird dinner coupons go here. The app has a policy named Seniors which requires a claim of type <i>Age</i> with a value greater than or equal to <i>65</i>.
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div asp-authorize asp-roles="Admin" asp-policy="Seniors" class="col-md-4">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
        <div class="panel-heading">Admin Seniors Only</div>
        <div class="panel-body">
            Only users who have both the Admin role AND are age 65 or older can see this section.
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

Authorize Resource

Resource based authorization allows you to evaluate policies/requirements for the current user against a particular resource. You can read more about resource authorization here.

The following examples shows the two uses for the Authorize Resource tag helper. First, we evaluate the EditDocument policy for the Edit link. Next, we evalute the Operations.Delete requirement for the Delete link.

Title Author Edit Delete
Bugs Flying Around with Wings are "Flying Bugs" Joe
Federal Agents Find Weapons in Gun Shop Raid Jim
Bugs Flying Around with Wings are "Flying Bugs" Jane
Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons Joe
Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons James
Fish Need Water, Says Federal Advisory Committee Jim
Safety Meeting Ends in Accident James
Safety Meeting Ends in Accident James
Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy James
One-Armed Man Applauds the Kindness of Strangers Jane
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead Joe
Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy James
Farmer Bill Dies in House Jane
War Dims Hope for Peace Joe
War Dims Hope for Peace Joe

Razor Code:

<table class="table table-striped">
    <thead>
        <tr>
            <th>Title</th>
            <th>Author</th>
            <th>Edit</th>
            <th>Delete</th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
       @foreach (Document document in ViewBag.Documents)
        {
            <tr>
            <td>@document.Title</td>
            <td>@document.Author</td>
            <td><a href="#" asp-authorize-resource="document" 
            asp-policy="EditDocument" class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></a>
            </td>
            <td><a href="#" asp-authorize-resource="document"
            asp-requirement="Operations.Delete" class="glyphicon glyphicon-trash text-danger">                            
            </a></td>
            </tr>
        }
    </tbody>
</table>