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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 Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph consists of a set of APIs that is provided by Microsoft to access data from Microsoft 365, acting as the gateway to data and intelligence. Microsoft 365 is a suite of different applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive. These services are offered to consumers and enterprises using a subscription model. Besides the office suite that it provides, there are also additional services around identity and access management, device and app management, files and content, advanced analytics, threat protection, and security and compliance management. On top of that, there are also plans in which an operating system such as Windows 11 is added.


For a complete overview of all the different plans, features, and services, you can refer to the Microsoft 365 product site at

Microsoft Graph acts as the API gateway...