Developing Applications with Azure Active Directory: Principles of Authentication and Authorization for Architects and Developers

  • 2h 9m
  • Manas Mayank, Mohit Garg
  • Apress
  • 2019

Explore tools for integrating resources and applications with Azure Active Directory for authentication and authorization. This book starts with an introduction to Azure Active Directory (AAD) where you will learn the core concepts necessary to understand AAD and authentication in general. You will then move on to learn OpenID Connect and OAuth along with its flows, followed by a deep dive into the integration of web applications for user-based authentication. Next, you go through user authentication and how to enable the integration of various native applications with AAD. This is followed by an overview of authenticating applications along with a detailed discussion on collaboration with external users and other AD tenants.

Moving forward, Developing Applications with Azure Active Directory covers using schemas of AD objects, such as users, to add custom attributes on top of ADD’s predefined attributes. You will see how multi-tenancy can be supported in Azure AD as well as how to design authorization with Azure AD.

After reading this book, you will be able to integrate, design, and develop authentication and authorization techniques in Azure Active Directory.

What You Will Learn

  • Integrate applications with Azure AD for authentication
  • Explore various Azure AD authentication scenarios
  • Master core Azure AD concepts
  • Integrate external users and tenants

Who is this book for:

The book will be useful for architects and developers, planning to use Azure AD for authentication.

About the Authors

Manas is currently working as a senior consultant with Microsoft and has 12+ years of experience in IT. He has diverse experience in both products and custom support. He has 4+ years of experience as development/ technical lead, ensuring end-to-end delivery of custom solutions from project requirements to stabilization.

Mohit is currently working as a software engineer at Microsoft and has 7+ years of experience in software development and architecture in Azure.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Azure Active Directory
  • OAuth Flows and OpenID Connect
  • User-Based Authentication for Web Apps
  • User-Based Authentication for Native Applications
  • Daemon Application Authentication
  • Active Directory Custom Data Extensions
  • Authenticating External Users
  • Multitenancy
  • Introduction to Authorization


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