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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

Identity providers in Azure AD B2C

Azure AD B2C supports adding additional identity providers. Customers of your application can use these identity providers to sign in to your application. For instance, you can add social media identity providers to your application, and let users sign in with the credentials that belong to the social media account. Azure AD B2C supports several external identity providers, such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, GitHub, and LinkedIn.


For a detailed overview of all the identity providers that are supported in Azure AD B2C, you can refer to the following article:

By adding external identity providers, you can give your customers the flexibility to choose how to sign in to your application. They can choose to use their social accounts, or maybe their Microsoft account, without having to create a new account only for your application...