Setting up Spotify Authentication on ASP.NET CORE 2.2

  • A Spotify developer account — Register
  • A working web app with individual authentication already configured
  • AspNet.Security.OAuth.Spotify NuGet package
  • Once you’ve satisfied ALL the above requirements , follow the steps shown below

Step 1 : Create a new Spotify app

  • Navigate to the Spotify developer console and create a new App
  • Copy the client secret and client id to your appsettings.json file
  • Click on the Edit settings button and add a redirect URI — This is the route that will be called once the user is authenticated by Spotify.
  • If you are running your app locally, this will typically be https://localhost:44377/callback

Step 2: Add Spotify authentication middleware inside ‘startup.cs’

  • Next add the Spotify middleware options inside the ConfigureServices method in your startup.cs file

Step 3: Test

  • If you are lucky:), your app should now have an option to login with Spotify as shown below:
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  • When you successfully authenticate with Spotify, you should see this screen:
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  • This will create a new user with no password on your users database
  • In addition, the user’s Id will be associated with the Spotify provider inside the AspNet.UserLogins database.
  • Learn more about external authentication providers here.

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