Implement Microsoft identity – Associate

Intermediate
Developer
Microsoft 365
Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft identity platform is an evolution of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) developer platform. It allows developers to build applications that sign in users, and access resources in both external applications such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications and internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization. Learn how to utilize Microsoft identity in your custom applications. This learning path can help you prepare for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification.

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of OAuth authentication flows and terminologies
  • Experience using Visual Studio Code at the beginner level
  • Access to a Microsoft 365 tenant

Modules in this learning path

Microsoft identity platform is an evolution of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) developer platform. It allows developers to build applications that sign in users, and access resources in both external applications such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications as well as internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization. In this module, you will learn the basics of Microsoft identity including the different types of tokens, account types, and supported topologies.

The Microsoft Identity platform enables developers to build many different types of applications to satisfy diverse business requirements and different scenarios. By supporting multiple OAuth 2.0 standard authentication protocols, developers can create different types of applications that meet business needs including single page applications, web apps, mobile or native apps, and services or daemon apps. In this module, you’ll learn how you can implement different OAuth 2.0 protocol grant types (flows) in popular application types.

Many solutions involve creating web APIs to expose functionality to different clients and consumers. Developers can secure these APIs using Microsoft identity to ensure only approved apps can access the web APIs provided they've been granted the necessary permissions. In this module, you’ll learn how to secure a web API with Microsoft identity and how to call it from another application.

Role-based access control (RBAC) is a popular mechanism to enforce authorization in applications. The administrator assigns roles to different users and groups to control who can access to what content and functionality. Using RBAC with Application Roles and Role Claims, developers can securely enforce authorization in their apps with little effort on their part. Another approach is to use Azure AD Groups and Group Claims. In this module, you’ll learn how to use both Azure AD Groups and Application Roles to provide fine grained access control to an application.