MSAL iOS Swift Microsoft Graph API Sample

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The MSAL library for iOS gives your app the ability to begin using the Microsoft identity platform by supporting Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts in a converged experience using industry standard OAuth2 and OpenID Connect. This sample demonstrates all the normal lifecycles your application should experience, including:

  • How to get a token
  • How to refresh a token
  • How to call the Microsoft Graph API
  • How to sign a user out of your application


This app is a multi-tenant app meaning it can be used within any Azure AD tenant and also supports signing in with Microsoft Account. It demonstrates how a developer can build apps to connect with enterprise users and access their Azure + O365 data via the Microsoft Graph. During the auth flow, end users will be required to sign in and consent to the permissions of the application, and in some cases may require an admin to consent to the app. The majority of the logic in this sample shows how to auth an end user and make a basic call to the Microsoft Graph.


How to run this sample

To run this sample, you'll need:

  • Xcode
  • An internet connection

Step 1:

1A: Clone or download this repository

From Terminal:

git clone

or download and extract the file, and navigate to 'MSALiOS.xcworkspace' from the active-directory-ios-swift-native-v2 folder

1B: Installation

Load the podfile using cocoapods. This will create a new XCode Workspace you will load.

From terminal navigate to the directory where the podfile is located

$ pod install
$ open MSALiOS.xcworkspace

Step 2: (Optional)

2A: Register your App

This app comes pre-configured for testing. If you would like to register your own app, please follow the steps below.

To Register an app:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account.
  2. In the left-hand navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory blade, and then select App registrations.
  3. Click on the New registration button at the top left of the page.
  4. On the app registration page,
    • Name your app
    • Under Supported account types, select Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multitenant) and personal Microsoft accounts (e.g. Skype, Xbox)
    • Click Register to finish.
  5. After the app is created, you'll land on your app management page. Take note of the Application (client) ID as this would be needed for the step 2B below.
  6. Click Authentication, and add new Redirect URI with type Public client (mobile & desktop). Enter redirect URI in format: msauth.<app_bundle_id>://auth. Replace <app_bundle_id> with the Bundle Identifier for your application.
  7. Hit the Save button in the top left, to save these updates.

2B: Configure your application

  1. Update your application's redirect URI scheme in the Info.plist file by replacing . Redirect URI scheme follows the format msauth.[app_bundle_id]. Make sure to substitue [app_bundle_id] with the Bundle Identifier for your application.
  1. Configure your application defaults

In the ViewControler.swift file, update the kClientID variable with your Application (client) ID.

    // Update the client ID below with the one you received in the portal. Below ID is for running the sample app only.
    let kClientID = "66855f8a-60cd-445e-a9bb-8cd8eadbd3fa"

Step 3: Run the sample

  1. Click the Run Button in the top menu or go to Product from the menu tab and click Run.
  2. Once the sample app launches, click on the 'Call Microsoft Graph API' button to go through the sign in flow and see the results from Microsoft Graph.

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Security Library

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