BFF Session Management Endpoints

Duende.BFF adds endpoints for performing typical session-management operations such as triggering login and logout and getting information about the currently logged-on user. These endpoint are meant to be called by the frontend.

In addition Duende.BFF adds an implementation of the OpenID Connect back-channel notification endpoint to overcome the restrictions of third party cookies in front-channel notification in modern browsers.

You enable the endpoints by adding the relevant services into the DI container:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
    // Add BFF services to DI - also add server-side session management
    services.AddBff(options => 
        // default value
        options.ManagementBasePath = "/bff";

    // rest omitted

Endpoint routing is used to map the management endpoints:

public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app)
    // rest omitted

    app.UseEndpoints(endpoints =>

MapBffManagementEndpoints adds all BFF management endpoints. You can also map each endpoint individually by calling the various MapBffManagementXxxEndpoint methods, for example endpoints.MapBffManagementLoginEndpoint().

The following pages describe the default behavior of the management endpoints. See the extensibility section for information about how to customize the behavior of the endpoints.