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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

Introducing the Identity Experience Framework

The Identity Experience Framework is an identity engine and orchestration platform that is used internally for Azure services such as Azure AD B2C. Using this framework, developers can create their own user journeys and integrate multiple identity providers and other data sources. These user journeys are created in the form of custom policies.

Features that are included in the Identity Experience Framework are as follows:

  • Creating and uploading custom policies, which include custom user journeys. You can define if-then branching inside these custom policies, and map and transform claims to be used for your authorization strategy inside your custom applications (making decisions based on these claims).
  • Interact with REST API services, such as CRM systems, external databases, email providers, and external authorization systems.
  • Using custom policies, you can federate with SAML 2.0 providers, such as ADFS and Salesforce...