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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

Queries, batching, throttling, and paging

In the previous demo, we already made a very basic request to the /users endpoint of Microsoft Graph. Now we will focus on some different types of queries and also learn how to do batching and throttling.

Let's start with some queries that you can create in the next section.


You can create all sorts of queries using various endpoints in the Microsoft Graph API. Let's make a request to retrieve all of the different mail folders that the signed-in user has access to. For this, we are going to use the /mailfolders endpoint:

  1. Make sure you are signed in using the preferred user account. Then, make sure the GET REST API method is selected. Add the following URL to the request bar:
  2. Click on Run query. The response will look similar to the following example:
        "@odata.context": "$metadata#users...