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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

Azure AD B2C and Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph provides functionality to manage your Azure AD B2C resources. It provides several operations that you can use to create and manage the Azure B2C tenant, create users, and manage identity providers, user flows, and custom policies.

Before you can use the Microsoft Graph API to access the Azure AD B2C tenant, you first need to register an application inside Azure AD B2C that grants the permissions.


Registering the application to grant permissions to Microsoft Graph is beyond the scope of this book. For more information on how to register this, you can refer to the following:

To interact with your Azure B2C tenant from the Microsoft Graph API, there is support for the following:

  • User management: You can retrieve a list of users, create a user, update, and delete a user.
  • Applications...