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Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development

By : Sjoukje Zaal
Book Image

Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development

By: Sjoukje Zaal

Overview of this book

Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development is your one-stop shop for learning how to develop secure applications using modern authentication techniques with Microsoft Azure AD. Whether you’re working with single-tenant, multi-tenant, or line-of-business applications, this book contains everything you need to secure them. The book wastes no time in diving into the practicalities of Azure AD. Right from the start, you’ll be setting up tenants, adding users, and registering your first application in Azure AD. The balance between grasping and applying theory is maintained as you move from the intermediate to the advanced: from the basics of OAuth to getting your hands dirty with building applications and registering them in Azure AD. Want to pin down the Microsoft Graph, Azure AD B2C, or authentication protocol best practices? We’ve got you covered. The full range of Azure AD functionality from a developer perspective is here for you to explore with confidence. By the end of this secure app development book, you’ll have developed the skill set that so many organizations are clamoring for. Security is mission-critical, and after reading this book, you will be too.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started with the Microsoft Identity Platform
Part 2: Authentication and Protocols
Part 3: Azure AD B2C

Introducing Azure AD B2C

Azure AD B2C provides a business-to-customer Identity as a Service in Azure. It mainly focuses on customer-facing websites and applications. It also offers functionality for customers to use their preferred accounts, such as local accounts, social accounts, and enterprise accounts. These accounts can then be used to acquire single sign-on access to your custom applications, websites, or APIs.

Both Azure AD and Azure AD B2C are specifically designed to scale. Both are capable of handling millions of users and billions of authentications per day. This scaling is completely handled by Azure, as well as the safety of the platform and monitoring. It also offers built-in support for protecting against brute-force attacks, handling threats such as Denial-of-Service (DoS), and password spray.

Azure AD B2C is a completely separate service designed for a different purpose than Azure AD. It is aimed at developers and IT administrators who want to leverage a safe...