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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

Chapter 1: Microsoft Identity Platform Overview

This chapter introduces the first objective in this book, the Microsoft identity platform. In this chapter, we will start by introducing the Microsoft identity platform and giving a high-level overview of the features and capabilities it has to offer. As well as the overview, we are also going to cover the evolution of this platform. Then, we are going to dive a bit into the more technical aspects by covering how users are authenticated using the Microsoft identity platform and what the permissions and consent framework is about.

At the end of this chapter, you will have a high-level understanding of the different components that are part of the platform.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Learning about the Microsoft identity platform
  • Understanding the evolution of the Microsoft identity platform
  • Introducing Azure Active Directory
  • Introducing Azure AD B2B
  • Introducing Azure AD B2C
  • Setting up an Azure AD tenant
  • Adding a user to Azure AD
  • Cleaning up the resources