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

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Chapter 6. OpenID Connect and Azure AD web sign-on

In this chapter you’ll take a closer look at OpenID Connect. Specifically, I’ll describe how Azure Active Directory and its libraries use the protocol to power the sign-in flow you implemented in Chapter 5, “Getting started with web sign-on and Active Directory.”

I pick up again on some of the ideas that were introduced in Chapter 2, “Identity protocols and application types,” going into greater detail on terminology, message exchanges, concepts, and artifacts that come into play when you use OpenID Connect. Understanding how the basic building blocks are used in the default case will help you to troubleshoot when something goes wrong. It also equips you with the knowledge you need for customizing ...

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