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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

Creating a custom policy

In this demonstration, we are going to create a custom policy to store user information inside Azure Blob storage during the sign-up experience. Users will be asked to check a box that asks them whether they want to retrieve marketing information. If they check this box, the user details, such as the name and the email address, will be stored inside Azure Table storage. The custom policy will call an Azure function, which will then store the user details in the table.

The scenario will look like the following figure:

Figure 9.1 – Custom policy scenario figure

Let's start with the first step of this demonstration and prepare the Azure AD B2C tenant by registering the signing and encryption key in the Identity Experience Framework.

Creating the signing and encryption key

Before we can upload the custom policy, we first need to create a signing and encryption key inside the Identity Experience Framework in Azure AD...