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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

The Microsoft Graph SDK

Having a well-built SDK is extremely important for developers. Not only will it make your life a lot easier, but it also handles security for you and increases the performance of your applications. It gives developers and users of your applications a consistent way of doing things.

This is also the case for Microsoft Graph. Microsoft provides the Microsoft Graph SDK, which has been specifically designed to simplify building applications that access Microsoft Graph. It includes two different components:

  • Service library: This library consists of models and request builders that are generated from Microsoft Graph's metadata endpoint. When working with different datasets that are included in Microsoft Graph, this will provide a strongly typed and discoverable experience when writing your applications.
  • Core library: The core library provides a set of built-in capabilities that help to implement common scenarios when working with the Microsoft...