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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

Customizing the UI

To create a seamless user experience in your custom websites or applications, you may want to customize the UI of the authentication experiences in Azure AD B2C. In the previous demonstrations, we used the default UI provided by Azure AD B2C; you can customize this by creating your own HTML and CSS pages and referring to them from the user flows that you have configured for your applications.

You can create these pages using your own branding. These pages can be built using static HTML files, but you can also use .NET, PHP, or Node.js files. The only requirement for Azure AD B2C is that it contains a div element, with id set to api. Azure AD B2C needs that div element to know where it needs to inject the code for the user flows.

The following code is an example of a very basic HTML file with the div element added to it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>My website</title>