The New Azure Converged Auth Model and Office 365 APIs

Microsoft is currently working on a new authentication and authorization model that is simply referred to as “v2” in the docs that they have available right now. I decided to spend some time taking a look around this model and in the process have been writing up some tips and other useful information and code…

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Know When Your Azure Identity Won’t Work with Office 365 APIs

As those of you who are familiar with Office365Mon know, we heavily leverage the Office 365 APIs in our solution.  It’s been a key player in being able to issue now over 100 million health probes against Office 365.  I know and have talked to lots of you as well that are starting to build…

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Azure B2B First Look

This is a companion piece to the Azure B2C First Look I published last week. This post is some first thoughts around the new Azure B2B features that were recently announced. The goal of Azure B2B is to reduce the complexity and rigidity of managing business to business relationships and sharing data. The announcement around…

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Azure B2C First Look

I’ve spent some time the last couple of days working with the new Azure B2C features and have had the chance to get some things working, as well as note a couple of things that you want to be aware of as you start playing with this yourself. The Azure B2C feature is the first…

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Parsing an SMS Message from Twilio

The explosion of text messaging is a foregone conclusion, and apps have been catching up to the tidal wave for some time now.  For those of you doing a lot of cloud-based development, you’re probably familiar with Twilio as one of the best / only cloud Voice and SMS messaging providers at least for Windows…

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Do You Need An Account In Azure Active Directory if Using ADFS?

Today’s topic is a little spin on a question that seems to be coming up more frequently, specifically when folks are using a combination of Azure Active Directory and ADFS. That question is, if I’m using ADFS do I really need to have an account in an Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant? Well, of course,…

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Fun with Azure Key Vault Services

I was able to spend a little time recently with a new Azure service, the Key Vault service, for some work I was doing. It’s a pretty valuable and not too difficult service that solves an age old problem – where can I securely keep secrets for my applications in Windows Azure. Actually because of…

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How to Fix the OpenId Access Denied When User Won’t Grant Rights at Login

Okay, so the title may not be the clearest thing ever here today, but it’s tough to do in just a few words, so let me explain the scenario a little more fully.  Suppose you create an ASP.NET application and you configure it to be secured by Azure Active Directory.  When you do that you…

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Using Roles in Azure Applications

I was spending some time today (finally) looking at how to get what I really consider the baseline functionality of claims – apps, users and roles – all working together with one of my Azure AD apps.  Azure has been pushing out pieces of an RBAC-based infrastructure for a few months now, and I wanted…

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How To Delete An App You Consented to in Azure AD

In many ways this is a companion piece to the post I just published on solving an issue with multi-tenant applications in Azure AD:  "The Account Needs to be Added as an External User in the Tenant with Azure AD Apps".  This is actually a question I see come up fairly frequently, and one that…

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