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Equipping Azure Web Apps with authentication using Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0
The Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 allows the creation of applications where users log in with their Microsoft identity or social media accounts. The authorization works equally well for Microsoft APIs such as Microsoft Graph as well as your own APIs.
With a few simple steps, your own WebApp prompts for authentication.
(Photo by Drilling / Microsoft)
The Identity Platform helps developers to easily implement a user login level when creating applications. It even allows applications to request tokens to invoke APIs. Specifically, the Microsoft Identity Platform consists of several components. This primarily includes a standards-compliant OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect authentication service that allows authentication of several identity types, including …
- organization accounts deployed via Azure AD
- personal Microsoft accounts (Skype, Xbox and Outlook.com )
- Social media or local accounts (In connection with the use of Azure AD B2C).
The Identity Platform also includes a number of open source libraries such as the Microsoft Authentication Libraries (MSAL) and many other standard-compliant libraries. Furthermore, a management portal for applications belongs to the Identity Platform, so applications can be conveniently registered and configured here.
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