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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

Registering an application with the Microsoft identity platform

In the previous section, we covered the differences between the application object and the service principal. We are now going to put this theory into practice and actually register an application inside the Azure AD tenant. For this, we are going to use the Azure AD tenant that we created in the previous chapter.

We are going to register an application using the Azure portal, PowerShell, and the CLI. We will start by registering an app in the Azure portal.

Registering an application using the Azure portal

To register an application using the Azure portal, we have to take the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. If you have multiple tenants, use the Directory + subscription filter in the top-right menu to select the tenant where you want to register the application.
  3. On the Overview page of Azure, select Azure Active Directory, as shown in Figure 2.1, or...