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Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications by Vittorio Bertocci

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Chapter 1. Your first Active Directory app

To give you a good sense of how modern identity works, this book takes you on a roller-coaster ride, swinging from the heights of highly abstract architectural diagrams down to nitty-gritty details of implementation and protocols. There will be time for all that later, though. In this chapter, I provide some immediate gratification by walking you through the simple task of using Active Directory to protect a web application—without worrying at all about the underlying principles at play or the code necessary to implement them. Later chapters will give you more insights about what’s really going on: you’ll be able to come back to this example, reinterpret what you see in light of your new knowledge, and ...

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