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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


In this chapter, we covered OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and MSAL in depth. We looked at the OAuth 2.0 specifications and flows. Then, we covered how the different flows can be integrated within the Microsoft identity platform. Next, we covered the Microsoft Identity Web authentication library and MSAL, and we learned how your applications can benefit from them, by ensuring you can keep your users and your data safe. Finally, we put the theory into practice and built an application that leveraged the Microsoft Identity Web authentication library to authenticate a user in Azure AD.

In the next chapter, we are going to cover how you can build secure services using the Microsoft Graph API. We are going to look at the different APIs that Microsoft Graph provides, how it integrates with Azure and Microsoft 365, and how to build queries to retrieve data. Lastly, we are going to finish the demo that we started to build in this chapter and add the functionality to call the Microsoft...