Graph API Code Sample: Authenticate and Read an Object From Windows Azure Active Directory (AD)
It demonstrates the following key features:
- How to request JWT token from Windows Azure AD Access Control using symmetric key.
- How to authenticate with the JWT token to Windows Azure AD using Graph API.
- How to read Windows Azure AD Object using Windows Azure AD Graph API.
It effectively reflects on the following scenario:
I have used the following resources to implement the sample:
- Sample Application for Azure Active Directory Graph API (RESTful API) . I cannibalizes code from this sample.
- Windows Azure Active Directory Graph Prerequisites. I have used this content to sign up for Office 365 which effectively gives me a Windows Azure AD subscription.
- How-to: Authenticate To Windows Azure AD Graph Using Windows Azure AD Access Control.I have used this sample to request JWT token. The difference is that in the How-To Client Certificate is used as a credential and in my sample I use symmetric key as a credential.
- How-To: Implement Role-Based Access Control When Using Windows Azure AD Graph.I have used this How-To to create Service Principal and add it to a proper role. If I don’t add the Service Principal to a proper role then the request for the JWT token will result in the insufficient privileges exception.
- How-to: Read Windows Azure Active Directory Objects Using Windows Azure AD Graph. I have used this How-To to request actual data from Windows Azure AD using Windows Azure AD Graph API.
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