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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

Registering an application in Azure AD B2C

Similar to registering applications in Azure Active Directory, applications also need to be registered in the Azure AD B2C tenant before they can interact with Azure AD B2C. In this demonstration, we are going to register an application in it. Therefore, perform the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. In the top-right menu, select Directories + subscriptions and make sure that the Azure AD B2C tenant we created in the previous step is selected.
  3. Then, in the top search bar, search for Azure AD B2C and select it.
  4. In the left menu, under Manage, select App Registrations. Then, in the top menu, click on + New registration.
  5. Add the following values to register a new application:
    • Name: PacktB2Capp.
    • Supported account types: Ensure Accounts in any identity provider or organizational directory (for authenticating users with user flows) is selected. This is the option that needs to be...