Guide for custom google login in MVC without default Identity



This Article is Guideline for create cumtom login with google in MVC application.
We can create this without using default Identity codes given by template. This is very simple approach. 

You can download or fork this project  from Github 

Pre Request

Obtaine google app key and seceret, Follow the instruction here

set callback url to http://localhost:3002/GoogleLoginCallback

Follow Steps

Create one MVC application with no Authentication Selected.

Now follow these steps:

1. Install Required Pakages

Install-Package Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google Install-Package Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb Install-Package Microsoft.Owin.Security.Cookies 

2) Configuration

i) Add Owin Startup Class file “Startup.cs” in route folder of application, if not already exist. Then add a class file in App_Data folder with name Startup.Auth.cs

ii) Add following code in Startup.Auth.cs file

using Microsoft.Owin;
using Microsoft.Owin.Security;
using Microsoft.Owin.Security.Cookies;
using Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google;
using Owin; public partial class Startup { public void ConfigureAuth(IAppBuilder app) { app.SetDefaultSignInAsAuthenticationType(CookieAuthenticationDefaults.AuthenticationType); app.UseCookieAuthentication(new CookieAuthenticationOptions { LoginPath = new PathString("/Account/Index"), SlidingExpiration = true }); app.UseGoogleAuthentication(new GoogleOAuth2AuthenticationOptions() { ClientId = "Your Client ID", ClientSecret = "Your Secret Key" , CallbackPath = new PathString("/GoogleLoginCallback") }); }

iii) Update Startup.cs file as following

public partial class Startup{ public void Configuration(IAppBuilder app) { ConfigureAuth(app); }

Note:- Both files must be in same namespace and partial class

3) ViewModel and Database

i) Create GoogleLogin ViewModel Class like this

 public class GoogleLoginViewModel   { public string emailaddress { get; set; } public string name { get; set; } public string givenname { get; set; } public string surname { get; set; } public string nameidentifier { get; set; } internal static GoogleLoginViewModel GetLoginInfo(ClaimsIdentity identity) { if(identity.Claims.Count() == 0 || identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x=> x.Type == ClaimTypes.Email) == null) { return null; } return new GoogleLoginViewModel { emailaddress = identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Type == ClaimTypes.Email).Value, name = identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Type == ClaimTypes.Email).Value, givenname = identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Type == ClaimTypes.GivenName).Value, surname = identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Type == ClaimTypes.Surname).Value, nameidentifier = identity.Claims.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Type == ClaimTypes.NameIdentifier).Value, }; } }

ii) Create one database and Add Following Table in it

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[UserAccount](
[Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[Email] [nvarchar](max) NOT NULL,
[GivenName] [nvarchar](max) NULL,
[Name] [nvarchar](max) NULL,
[SurName] [nvarchar](max) NULL,
[Identifier] [nvarchar](max) NOT NULL,
[IsActive] [bit] NOT NULL,
( [Id] ASC

iii) Create One Edmx File and Add above table in this edmx file. You can also use code first approach if you wish

4) Changes in Account Controller

Create One AccountController Classs and Add Following namespaces

using Microsoft.Owin.Security.Cookies; using System.Security.Claims; using Microsoft.Owin.Security;

i) Default Page for login:

public ActionResult Index() { return View();

ii) Create View as following

 @{ ViewBag.Title = "Index"; } <h2>Login</h2> <div style="margin-top:20px"> </div> <div class="row" style="margin-top:20px;"> <div class="col-md-5"> <p><a class="btn btn-default btn-block" href="@Url.Action(" signin="">  Login using Google</a></p> </div> </div>

iii) Add Sign in method

public void SignIn(string ReturnUrl = "/", string type = "")
{ if (!Request.IsAuthenticated) { if (type == "Google") { HttpContext.GetOwinContext().Authentication.Challenge(new AuthenticationProperties { RedirectUri = "Account/GoogleLoginCallback" }, "Google"); } }

iv) Then Create method For GoogleSignIn Call Back

public ActionResult GoogleLoginCallback()
{ var claimsPrincipal = HttpContext.User.Identity as ClaimsIdentity; var loginInfo = GoogleLoginViewModel.GetLoginInfo(claimsPrincipal); if (loginInfo == null) { return RedirectToAction("Index"); } MovieEntities db = new MovieEntities(); var user = db.UserAccounts.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Email == loginInfo.emailaddress); if (user == null) { user = new UserAccount { Email = loginInfo.emailaddress, GivenName = loginInfo.givenname, Identifier = loginInfo.nameidentifier, Name =, SurName = loginInfo.surname, IsActive = true }; db.UserAccounts.Add(user); db.SaveChanges(); } var ident = new ClaimsIdentity( new[] { new Claim(ClaimTypes.NameIdentifier, user.Email), new Claim("", "ASP.NET Identity", ""), new Claim(ClaimTypes.Name, user.Name), new Claim(ClaimTypes.Email, user.Email), new Claim(ClaimTypes.Role, "User") }, CookieAuthenticationDefaults.AuthenticationType); HttpContext.GetOwinContext().Authentication.SignIn( new AuthenticationProperties { IsPersistent = false }, ident); return Redirect("~/");

5) Validate

i) Add Following line in you layout page

 @if (User.Identity.IsAuthenticated) { <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">      <li><a href="#">@User.Identity.Name</a></li> </ul>   }

ii) Create one controller as following to validate login

public class UsersController : Controller
{ public ActionResult Index() { WebEntities db = new WebEntities(); var list = db.UserAccounts.ToList(); return View(list); }

Thanks Friends ! This is my first article. Hope you will like it. Please write comments, if you hav an doubt.