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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

An overview of MSAL

MSAL is specifically created to acquire tokens from the Microsoft identity platform. These tokens are used to authenticate the users and access secured resources. You can use MSAL libraries for a variety of languages. It has support for .NET, Python, JavaScript, Java, Android, Go (Preview), and iOS, and it can be used to provide secure access to web APIs, third-party web APIs, the Microsoft Graph API, and other Microsoft APIs.

There is support for the following platforms and frameworks:

  • MSAL for Android: This supports the Android platform.
  • MSAL Angular: This supports the Angular and Angular.js frameworks in single-page apps.
  • MSAL for iOS and macOS: This supports both iOS and macOS.
  • MSAL Go (Preview): This supports Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • MSAL Java: This supports Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • MSAL.js: This supports the JavaScript/TypeScript frameworks, such as Durandal.js, Ember.js, and Vue.js.
  • MSAL.NET: This supports .NET Core...