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An OAuth 1.0a signature validation helper for .NET Core

Even though the OAuth 1.0a specification has been officially made obsolete by OAuth 2.0 , it remains in active use for legacy implementations. A recent project required me to be able to consume an OAuth 1.0a request, specifically to calculate and validate the oauth_signature parameter. This was in a .NET Core 3.0 project, which (as far as I can tell!) doesn't have any libraries that help with this specification. I really didn't feel comfortable taking a dependency hit on this one by bringing in a third-party NuGet package. Many of the options provided far more than I needed, and most were (understandably) no longer in active development or supported. Taking on an unsupported "black box" dependency with anything related to security doesn't sit quite right with me. So I rolled my own implementation for just the subset of features that I needed to support (verification only, and OAuth parameters passed as form post data). This is not meant to be a complete imple