Authenticating users is essential to almost every mobile application. This course will teach you how to use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to authenticate users to custom APIs as well as retrieve information from the Microsoft Graph.
Authenticating users is essential to mobile applications, and for the sake of your users it needed to be implemented right, but it’s difficult to know where to get started. In this course, Developing Mobile Applications Protected by Azure Active Directory, you’ll learn to harness the power and infrastructure of Azure AD to provide your users and mobile apps with a secure sign-in experience. First, you’ll explore how to configure Azure AD to work with your mobile app. Next, you’ll discover how users can sign-in to your mobile application to access secure resources in a custom web API. Finally, you’ll learn how to query the Microsoft Graph to obtain information about your users contained within Azure AD. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of authenticating mobile apps with Azure AD needed to provide your users with a secure experience.
Matthew is a Microsoft and Xamarin MVP from Madison, WI. He has been developing mobile applications with Xamarin and Mono.iOS and Mono.Droid since 2010. Matt regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and conferences throughout the nation and the Midwest.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Matt Soucoup, and welcome to my course, Developing Mobile Applications Protected by Azure Active Directory. I'm a principal at Code Mill Technologies, and I've been building mobile apps ever since there was an app store. And ever since then, one thing hasn't changed, authentication is essential to mobile applications. Your users need to be able to sign in and access protected resources in a secure way for mobile apps. Azure Active Directory gives you incredible versatility in creating identity‑enabled mobile applications. In this course, we are going to learn how to set up Azure Active Directory to support mobile apps and all the constituent parts that support it, sign in and authenticate the custom web APIs that you or your developers may have built to retrieve protected data, grasp the fundamentals of Microsoft Graph and learn how to get your mobile app to query and use this powerful framework, and how to create native logins so you can create pixel‑perfect sign‑in screens. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to build identity‑enabled mobile applications with Azure Active Directory. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of Azure Active Directory and mobile development. We'll be using Xamarin, but the concepts are broad and will apply to all frameworks. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to develop mobile apps integrated with identity with the Developing Mobile Applications Protected by Azure Active Directory course at Pluralsight.