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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 Microsoft Graph in depth. We covered what features are provided by Microsoft Graph, such as the Graph API, the Microsoft Graph connectors, and Microsoft Graph Data Connect. Additionally, we covered how to create effective queries, how to do batching and paging, and how Microsoft Graph handles throttling. Next, we covered what tools and features Microsoft provides for developers to make life a whole lot easier by offering various SDKs. This provides a lot of built-in functionalities to retrieve data from the Microsoft Graph API in a secure and effective way.

This concludes Part 2 of this book. In the next part, we are going to cover Azure AD Business-to-Consumer (B2C). The next chapter will start by giving an overview of Azure AD B2C. We will cover how to create an Azure AD B2C tenant and add user accounts to it. Additionally, we will cover the different identity providers that are included in Azure AD B2C and how to set up out-of-the-box user...