Build advanced authentication solutions for any cloud or web environment Active Directory has been transformed to reflect the cloud revolution, modern protocols, and today’s newest SaaS paradigms. This is an authoritative, deep-dive guide to building Active Directory authentication solutions for these new environments. Author Vittorio Bertocci drove these technologies from initial concept to general availability, playing key roles in everything from technical design to documentation. In this book, he delivers comprehensive guidance for building complete solutions. For each app type, Bertocci presents high-level scenarios and quick implementation steps, illuminates key concepts in greater depth, and helps you refine your solution to improve performance and reliability. He helps you make sense of highly abstract architectural diagrams and nitty-gritty protocol and implementation details. This is the book for people motivated to become experts. Active Directory Program Manager Vittorio Bertocci shows you how to: Address authentication challenges in the cloud or on-premises Systematically protect apps with Azure AD and AD Federation Services Power sign-in flows with OpenID Connect, Azure AD, and AD libraries Make the most of OpenID Connect’s middleware and supporting classes Work with the Azure AD representation of apps and their relationships Provide fine-grained app access control via roles, groups, and permissions Consume and expose Web APIs protected by Azure AD Understand new authentication protocols without reading complex spec documents
Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud
Author: Marshall Copeland
Written for IT and business professionals, this book provides the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. Find out how to integrate the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models with your existing business infrastructure while maximizing availability, ensuring continuity and safety of your data, and keeping costs to a minimum. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and how it differs from Office 365—Microsoft’s ‘other’ cloud. You'll also get a useful overview of the services available. Part II then takes you through setting up your Azure account, and gets you up-and-running on some of the core Azure services, including creating web sites and virtual machines, and choosing between fully cloud-based and hybrid storage solutions, depending on your needs. Part III now takes an in-depth look at how to integrate Azure with your existing infrastructure. The authors, Anthony Puca, Mike Manning, Brent Rush, Marshall Copeland and Julian Soh, bring their depth of experience in cloud technology and customer support to guide you through the whole process, through each layer of your infrastructure from networking to operations. High availability and disaster recovery are the topics on everyone’s minds when considering a move to the cloud, and this book provides key insights and step-by-step guidance to help you set up and manage your resources correctly to optimize for these scenarios. You’ll also get expert advice on migrating your existing VMs to Azure using InMage, mail-in and the best 3rd party tools available, helping you ensure continuity of service with minimum disruption to the business. In the book’s final chapters, you’ll find cutting edge examples of cloud technology in action, from machine learning to business intelligence, for a taste of some exciting ways your business could benefit from your new Microsoft Azure deployment.
Covers Microsoft Graph, Office 365 applications, SharePoint Add-ins, Office 365 Groups, and more
Author: Paolo Pialorsi
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Leverage Office 365 data and services in powerful custom solutions Learn how to develop custom solutions that access and interact with Office 365 data from your own apps on practically any mobile, web, or desktop platform. Paolo Pialorsi offers practical, code-rich coverage of every key aspect of Office 365 development, walking you through building a complete start-to-finish solution. You’ll learn how to use the new Microsoft Graph API to integrate users’ mail, calendars, contacts, groups, files, folders, and more. Leveraging Microsoft APIs at the REST level, you’ll discover how to create Office 365 solutions for Windows Universal, iOS, or Android devices and target nearly any other modern platform. Top Microsoft developer Paolo Pialorsi shows you how to Understand the Office 365 ecosystem from functional and developer perspectives Set up your Office 365 development environment Develop Office 365 applications, Office Add-ins, and SharePoint Add-ins Invoke Microsoft Graph API endpoints from any platform via bare HTTP requests Authenticate users against online tenants with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Use Mail services to manage Microsoft Exchange Online mailboxes Browse, create, update, and manage Office 365 Groups Use File services to consume and manage files on Microsoft OneDrive for Business Make the most of the Microsoft Graph SDK for .NET Manage common tasks via the SharePoint REST API Create and publish Office 365 applications and add-ins In addition, this book is part of the Current Book Service from Microsoft Press. Books in this program will receive periodic updates to address significant software changes for 12 to 18 months following the original publication date via a free Web Edition. Learn more at https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/cbs.