Build your first custom Microsoft Graph connector

Microsoft Graph connectors allow you to add your own data into Microsoft Graph and have it power various Microsoft 365 experiences.

This .NET Core application shows you how to use the Microsoft Graph connectors API to create a customer connector and use it to power Microsoft Search. This tutorial uses a sample data appliance parts inventory for the Contoso Appliance Repair organization.

How does the sample work?

The sample creates a Windows desktop app that acquires a token from the Microsoft identity platform, and uses it to send requests to the Microsoft Graph connectors API. The connectors API will send its response after the access is validated.

Diagram showing the Windows app acquiring a token and using it to access the Microsoft Graph connectors API

Prerequisites

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