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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

Setting redirect URIs

After authentication, the user will be redirected to Redirect URI by the Microsoft identity platform. The security tokens will also be sent to this URL. The redirect URI will be a public endpoint in production scenarios, such as In development scenarios, it's common to also add the endpoint where the app is running locally, such as or

Redirect URIs can be added or modified inside the Azure portal, using PowerShell and the CLI, or the Graph API. In the Azure portal, the redirect URI is in the platform configuration inside the App Registration Authentication settings. For web and single-page applications, it is required to specify the URI manually. For other platforms, such as mobile or desktop applications, you can select a redirect URI that is generated automatically when other settings for the app are configured.

Important Note

In Chapter 3, Application...