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Episode 27: Azure Active Directory Authentication with Vittorio Bertocci

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This week, James is joined by friend of the show Vittorio Bertocci, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft in Identity, who introduces us to Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft Authentication Library for simple authentication for mobile applications. We also discuss security, oAuth, and cross-platform identity with MSAL and AAD.


  • [02:45] Understanding Azure Active Directory & MSAL
  • [09:30] Where to Get Started
  • [12:00] Integrating MSAL into Xamarin applications
  • [17:00] Refresh Tokens & Walking Through Code
  • [26:00] Even more samples!

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    Grande Vittorio!!!

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    My Favorite topic.

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    Great episode and perfect timing, I've been researching authentication options for Xamarin.Forms this week. Grazie Vittorio!


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    Awesome Vittorio!!!
    Helpful for my current Project in Azure.

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    Derek Hewey

    Hi Vittorio/James

    I am working on a project based on the skeleton you provided. I can get the sample working, but I'm having issues building on it. I want to connect to a .NET Azure backend db, but I'm not sure where to add the permissions in the new "Application Registration Portal". I usually do this in the Azure Classic Portal, but this does not seem to be an option anymore. Can you point me to some documentation/samples?


    Derek Hewey

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