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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

Custom domains for Azure AD B2C

To provide a more seamless user experience, you can configure custom domains for Azure AD B2C using Azure Front Door. Azure Front Door is a separate service in Azure that offers layer 7 load-balancing capabilities for your applications. It provides a global and scalable entry point that uses the Microsoft global edge network and improves global connectivity and scalability for your applications and websites.

The Azure AD B2C content is rendered behind Azure Front Door, and then Azure Front Door has a configuration option to deliver the content to your application's URL via the custom domain.

The following diagram gives an overview of the Azure Front Door integration with Azure AD B2C:

Figure 8.12 – Custom domain in Azure B2C using Azure Front Door

The following is the breakdown of the steps mentioned:

  1. From your custom application or website, the user clicks the sign-in button, which will trigger the...