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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

Accessing data and methods

Microsoft Graph provides a REST endpoint to read and write data from multiple products and services. In addition to that, developers can also use a number of request patterns to query data and traverse through the different resources that Microsoft Graph provides. The metadata document that is provided as one of the resources can help developers to understand the data model, along with the various resources and the relationships between them.

The Microsoft Graph API metadata

The Microsoft Graph API metadata document is published at the service root level of the API. It can be reviewed using the following URLs (for both the v1.0 endpoint and the beta endpoint):

You can use the metadata endpoint to learn about the relationships between different entities that are present in Microsoft Graph. Additionally, you can learn more about how to establish the...