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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 3: Application Types and User Consent

In the previous chapter, we covered the Azure AD model, including application and service principal objects and how redirect URIs are used. We put that theory into practice and registered an application in Azure AD. Then, we looked at permissions and consent and set the permissions in our app registration process. Finally, we learned how to register an application using PowerShell and the Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI).

In this chapter, we are going to build on this. First, we are going to look at the different application types that you can develop. We are going to start with the public client and confidential client applications. Then, we are going to look at the different application types. After that, we will build a web application that is going to authenticate against Azure AD by using the app registration process that we registered in the previous chapter.

Next, we are going to cover how Azure AD application consent works...