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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

Creating an Azure AD B2C tenant and adding a user

Before we can get started with Azure AD B2C, we first need to create a tenant. As this is a separate product and not integrated with Azure AD, we need to create a separate tenant. We are also going to add the first user to the tenant manually. Therefore, you need to take the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. We first need to add Microsoft.AzureActiveDirectory as a resource provider for the Azure subscription that you are using. In the search bar, search for Subscriptions. Select the subscription where you want to create the Azure AD B2C tenant and then, in the left menu under Settings, select Resource Providers.
  3. Make sure that Microsoft.AzureActiveDirectory is registered. If it isn't registered, select the row and then select Register.

Figure 7.2 – Register resource provider

  1. Next, go back to the home page of the Azure portal and...