.Net Core launchSettings.json anonymousAuthentication

I have a .Net Core 2.1 web service and the client is connecting using an Okta Bearer token, no interactive logon. The only was I can get it to work is set anonymousAuthentication = true. I am assuming anonymousAuthentication is kicking in before the Bearer token is processed. Any way to fix this so anonymousAuthentication can be set to false? Using something like this - https://developer.okta.com/blog/2018/02/01/secure-aspnetcore-webapi-token-auth.