Using ADFS as an Identity Provider for Azure AD B2C

Using Azure AD B2C with “regular” Azure AD enabled some new and useful scenarios. Let’s take logins further along the same track while we are at it. To not repeat myself I will assume you have at least skimmed through the previous article: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2017/05/30/azure-ad-b2c-kicking-it-up-a-notch-with-support-for-aad-as-idp/ The integration between B2C and AAD is done through the support…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Active Directory v2 Endpoint

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This week’s content spotlight is about the Azure Active Directory v2 endpoint. Cloud and mobile applications have different sign-in requirements than traditional on-premises applications. The Microsoft Azure Active Directory v2 endpoint provides…

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Azure AD B2C – Kicking it up a notch with support for AAD as IdP

I have mentioned AAD B2C before, and it should be your go-to feature if you want to have users logging in to your apps with their “social” identity. Like all Azure services B2C also evolves, and there happens to be a newly released feature I would like to highlight 🙂 While B2C covers the big…


Azure AD – Overview of Libraries

“This whole Azure AD thingy sounds complicated – aren’t there any libraries or something to make life simpler?” Well, I suppose not everyone wants to write everything from scratch 🙂 Short answer: yes, there are libraries. Long answer: there are a number of libraries to choose between. Actually, before committing to a library you need…


Azure AD – Manually add authentication code to your app

Creating (web) applications which use Azure Active Directory for authentication can be quite simple. As a developer, you don’t have to know which code is added to your application for authentication. Visual Studio will handle that burden for you. But, what if something goes wrong and you suddenly have to debug your code. Or you’re…

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Azure AD, B2B, B2C, DS, B2x – Straining the Alphabet Soup

Azure Active Directory is a service with a range of different features for different purposes. And with different features comes different acronyms, or TLAs if you will, that need to be sorted out. Sure, a quick search on the Internet will usually spell out the letters for you, but let’s take our own little tour…

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4 ways of adding your application to Azure Active Directory

When you are developing apps for Azure or Office 365, there comes a time that the app needs to be added to Azure Active Directory for authentication. There is written a lot about the manual approach of doing this. But maybe there are other ways to do this, and maybe can we do this even…

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Azure AD Developer Tips and Tricks – Part 3

AKA The “OAuth Tips from a Dummy” Edition Raise your hand if you have ever heard of OAuth. Ok, I can see a lot of hands there. Now, raise your hand if you can list all the different flows and use cases of OAuth. Hmm…Less hands it seems… Let me just say right at the…

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Interview with an Azure Development Ninja – Andreas Helland

Welcome to another Azure Development Community Interview! You can find all our interviews here. This interview is with… Andreas Helland 325 Forum Answers 1,301 Forum Replies Long-time contributor to Azure Advisors, directly impacting the Azure services I’ve known Andreas for quite awhile, as we’ve worked together in Azure Advisors, getting feedback for our product teams….

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