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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
Book Image

Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By: Andrey Baludin

Overview of this book

This book features all the information you need to get started with administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online. It contains detailed information about the admin portal and cloud migration process, all based on real usage experience. The book starts by covering the data migration process for developers, which will show you how to organize the data without code. You’ll also learn how the admin portal can be useful if you want to export a database copy, restore a backup, and set up telemetry to get detailed information about the call stack and operation statuses. As you progress, you’ll learn how to check your Business Central SaaS environment details, create new and different types of environments, and notifications, and keep your cloud data within limits. Later, you’ll explore how to set up cloud migration from an on-premise environment to SaaS, run the migration, upgrade data, and fix problems if something goes wrong. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create new production and sandbox environments, restore them from backups, analyze environment telemetry, and confidently migrate your data to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central Admin Center
Part 2: Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud Migration Tool

Setting up API authentication

For authentication, Admin Center APIs use Open Authorization 2.0 (OAuth 2.0) with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). You must create an Azure app registration and let it call your Admin Center API. The process might be a bit tricky initially, but after a bit of practice, it should get a lot easier. Follow these steps to set up API authentication:

  1. Open the Azure portal and find App registrations. Click on + New registration to begin the process, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.1 – New app registration

  1. In the second step, fill in a Name value for the app—for example, Business Central. For the Supported account types section, choose who will use the API—accounts from only your tenant or somebody else. Then, choose Public client/Native as the Redirect URIs value and type BusinessCentralWebServiceClient://auth in the box next to it. Click on Register to continue. The process...