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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 2: Azure AD Application Model

In the previous chapter, we introduced the Microsoft identity platform and gave a high-level overview of the different features and capabilities that it has to offer. We covered the evolution of the platform, and briefly covered Azure AD B2B and Azure AD B2C.

In this chapter, we are going to focus on the Azure AD application model and how this is used to sign in users or delegate the sign-in to other identity providers. We are going to take a deep dive into this, by covering all the important parts of the application model for developers. We are going to look at single-tenant and multi-tenant apps, cover the redirect URLs and the limitations, and more. We are also going to get some hands-on experience and register an application inside Azure AD.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing the Azure AD application model
  • Learning about application and service principal objects in Azure AD
  • Registering...