#100DaysOfCode - Day 19: .NET Identity... and .NET 5.0 released in #dotNETConf
Today, I got to take about an hour to watch @Shanselman](https://twitter.com/shanselman) and two other Scotts at Microsoft announce the official release of DOTNET 5.0! It’s a very exciting time for us .NET developers, since it’s the convergence of two separate frameworks/architectures - ASP.NET 4.8, and ASP.NET CORE 4.X.
Beyond #dotNetconf, I also got to take an hour or so to work on the Secret Santa application today, and I’ve been making great progress on the authentication piece. For .NET Core, there’s a million different ways to authenticate, but the easiest way is to just use the native Nuget Package
.EntityFrameworkCore and the
These are the packages used by the default projects, which you can deploy by creating an ASP.NET web application, and selecting “Individual Authentication” for the auth:
If you’re interested in reading up on it, I definitely recommend the official guide here.