Store Additional User’s Data In Claims In ASP.Net Core Identity

Published On Thursday June 4, 2020
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What if you want to add additional parameter or field in the user identity table i.e. AspNetUser. We might need this one so lets look how we can achieve it.

  • Open Models/ApplicationUser.cs and add the following line of code. We can add much more field so for now only a field is added as ContactName
public class ApplicationUser : IdentityUser
   public string ContactName { get; set; }
  • Once we have added the code we need to carry out a migration and then update the database as:
dotnet ef migrations add ContactNameField
dotnet ef database update

Once done our database is updated with the new field added as ContactName

  • Now open up Models/AccountViewModels/RegisterViewModel.cs and add the following code
[Display(Name = "Name")]
public string ContactName { get; set; }
  • Then reach out to Views/Account/Register.chstml and add up the following code
<div class="form-group">
     <label asp-for="ContactName"></label>
     <input asp-for="ContactName" class="form-control" />
     <span asp-validation-for="ContactName" class="text-danger"></span>
  • Open up Controllers/AccountController then add the following code
var user = new ApplicationUser { ContactName=model.ContactName, UserName = model.Email, Email = model.Email };

Once Completed Do The Same For:

  • View/Manage/Index.cshtml,
  • Models/ManageViewModels/IndexViewModel.cs and in
  • Index method in ManageControler class.

Now, we need to add the new data to claim for this create a new class with the code below

public class MyUserClaimsPrincipalFactory : UserClaimsPrincipalFactory<ApplicationUser, IdentityRole>
        public MyUserClaimsPrincipalFactory(
            UserManager<ApplicationUser> userManager,
            RoleManager<IdentityRole> roleManager,
            IOptions<IdentityOptions> optionsAccessor)
            : base(userManager, roleManager, optionsAccessor) {

        protected override async Task<ClaimsIdentity> GenerateClaimsAsync(ApplicationUser user) {
            var identity = await base.GenerateClaimsAsync(user);
            identity.AddClaim(new Claim("ContactName", user.ContactName ?? ""));
            return identity;

Now we need to register it in DI container in ConfigureServices  methods of the Startup class as

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services) {
    services.AddIdentity<ApplicationUser, IdentityRole>()
    //add the following line of code
    services.AddScoped<IUserClaimsPrincipalFactory<ApplicationUser>, MyUserClaimsPrincipalFactory>();

So, this is all about the setup. Now for accessing the data in view it can be done by a single line of code as:



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