Change routing in ASP.NET Core Identity UI?

The easiest thing to do, is to drag the Pages folder out of the Areas/Identity to the main project Remember that the @page directive (in the .cshtml) causes the views to be accessible directly for anything under "Pages" (the page is turned into an action) You could also rename the Account folder to some other name if you wanted to change the default /Account/Login etc pages

the @page directive can also be used to specify a custom path, such as: @page "/Login"

to have access to the login page directly by navigating to /Login

It looks like this is not yet possible. Looking at the source code, it's clear that the Area name is hardcoded in IdentityDefaultUIConfigureOptions<TUser>:

private const string IdentityUIDefaultAreaName = "Identity";

This is used in a handful of places, including when configuring Razor Pages. e.g.:

options.Conventions.AuthorizeAreaFolder(IdentityUIDefaultAreaName, "/Account/Manage");

And also when configuring the Cookies authentication. e.g.:

options.LoginPath = $"/{IdentityUIDefaultAreaName}/Account/Login";

It's worth noting that IdentityDefaultUIConfigureOptions<TUser> itself is protected, so the ability to override the options does not appear to exist.

I've opened a Github issue to see if we can get feedback from those involved in the project itself.

2018-06-12 Update

Javier Calvarro Nelson from the ASP.NET Core Identity team provided some valuable feedback in the Github issue I raised, which can be summarised as follows:

The main reason for the Identity UI to be in an area is to minimize the impact on your app and to provide a clean separation between your app code and the Identity code.

Javier recommends one of the following options when wanting to customise the URLs:

  • Use the scaffolding element of the Default UI and make all necessary customisations yourself.
  • Use a redirection rule that points the old routes to the new routes.
  • Don't use the Default UI at all.

Although unsupported and not recommended, Javier also points out that it is possible to use a custom IPageApplicationModelConvention to override the URLs. However, in case you missed it, this is unsupported and not recommended.

2018-06-27 Update

The official documentation has now been updated to better explain said URL changes.