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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

Claims-based identity

Each organization is part of an ecosystem that includes customers, suppliers, partners, and more. They need to collaborate with other companies. After successfully implementing local networks and Active Directory (and other equivalent tools and products) to centralize identities, access, and security, the need arose for organizations to connect with the networks of other organizations.

Local networks and intranets were not suitable for these needs. Organizations could have well-implemented and managed intranets, but the domain controllers were unable to connect to each other. Besides that, a new trend appeared where applications were hosted off-premises by hosting providers and, later, cloud providers. This further exposed the limits of an approach based entirely on local networks.

In scenarios where apps were hosted at different places, such as external data centers and cloud providers, business apps still needed to have access to the full identity of...