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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory for Developers

by Sahil Malik

Azure Active Directory is central to Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Identity Platform. This course will teach you the basics of Azure AD, creating it, managing it, apps, service principals, and a high familiarization with modern identity concepts.

What you'll learn

As a developer connected to the Microsoft ecosystem, learning Azure Active Directory is essential. In this course, Getting Started with Azure Active Directory for Developers, you’ll learn to provision, manage and use Azure Active Directory. First, you’ll explore the basic process of creating an Azure AD, its relationship with subscriptions, and managing permissions and roles in AAD. Next, you’ll discover the ins and outs of service principals and app registrations, and the essential concepts of OAuth2 and OpenID connect. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage Azure AD through the portal, Azure CLI, and Powershell. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Azure Active Directory needed to provision and administer apps, service principals, and a clear understanding of modern authentication principals.

About the author

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 8 years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients. Sahil has been deeply invol... more

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