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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

Publisher verification

Before users allow your application to access their data, and before companies add your application to their tenant, there is one very important prerequisite: they should trust your application to do this.

With publisher verification, you can prove that your application integrates with the Microsoft identity platform and is built by authentic application developers. By doing this, the administrators and end users of your application can safely trust your app.

When the application is marked as publisher verified, this means that the publisher of the application has verified their identity using a Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) account. The verification process is completed by the publisher, and they must associate their MPN account with their application registration. After the verification process, a blue verified badge will appear on the Azure AD consent prompt and other screens.

This feature is primarily for developers that are building multi-tenant...