Manage authentication in Azure Maps

After you create an Azure Maps account, a client ID and keys are created to support Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication and Shared Key authentication.

View authentication details

After you create an Azure Maps account, the primary and secondary keys are generated. We recommend that you use a primary key as a subscription key when you use Shared Key authentication to call Azure Maps. You can use a secondary key in scenarios such as rolling key changes. For more information, see Authentication in Azure Maps.

You can view your authentication details in the Azure portal. There, in your account, on the Settings menu, select Authentication.

Authentication details

Register and configure an Azure AD app

  1. In the Azure portal, in the list of Azure services, select Azure Active Directory > App registrations > New registration.

    App registration

  2. If you've already registered your app, then continue to the next step. If you haven't registered your app, then enter a Name, choose a Support account type, and then select Register.

    App registration details

  3. To assign delegated API permissions to Azure Maps, go to the application. Then under App registrations, select API permissions > Add a permission. Under APIs my organization uses, search for and select Azure Maps.

    Add app API permissions

  4. Select the check box next to Access Azure Maps, and then select Add permissions.

    Select app API permissions

  5. Complete one of the following steps, depending on your authentication method.

    • If your application uses user-token authentication with the Azure Maps Web SDK, then enable oauth2AllowImplicitFlow. To enable it, in the Manifest section of your app registration, set oauth2AllowImplicitFlow to true.

      App manifest

    • If your application uses server or application authentication, then on your app registration page, go to Certificates & secrets. Then either upload a public key certificate or create a password by selecting New client secret.

      Create a client secret

      If you create a password, then after you select Add, copy the password and store it securely. You'll use this password to get tokens from Azure AD.

      Add a client secret

Grant role-based access control to Azure Maps

After you associate an Azure Maps account with your Azure AD tenant, you can grant access control. You grant role-based access control (RBAC) by assigning a user, group, or application to one or more Azure Maps access control roles.

  1. Go to your Azure Maps Account. Select Access control (IAM) > Role assignment.

    Grant RBAC

  2. On the Role assignments tab, under Role, select Azure Maps Date Reader (Preview). Under Assign access to, select Azure AD user, group, or service principal. Select the user or application. Then select Save.

    Add role assignment

View available Azure Maps RBAC roles

To view RBAC roles that are available for Azure Maps, go to Access control (IAM). Select Roles, and then search for roles that begin with Azure Maps. These Azure Maps roles are the roles that you can grant access to.

View available roles

View Azure Maps RBAC

RBAC provides granular access control.

To view users and apps that have been granted RBAC for Azure Maps, go to Access Control (IAM). There, select Role assignments, and then filter by Azure Maps.

View users and apps that have been granted RBAC

Request tokens for Azure Maps

After you register your app and associate it with Azure Maps, you can request access tokens.

If your application uses user-token authentication with the Azure Maps Web SDK, then configure your HTML page with the Azure Maps client ID and the Azure AD app ID.

If your application uses server or application authentication, then request a token from the Azure AD token endpoint In your request, use the following details:

  • Azure AD resource ID
  • Azure Maps client ID
  • Azure AD app ID
  • Azure AD app registration password or certificate
Azure environment Azure AD token endpoint Azure resource ID
Azure public cloud
Azure Government cloud

For more information about requesting access tokens from Azure AD for users and service principals, see Authentication scenarios for Azure AD.

Next steps

For more information, see Azure AD and Azure Maps Web SDK.

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