Microsoft Azure Active Directory

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last updated: 2017-03

Using Active Directory to authenticate users in Xamarin mobile applications.

Azure Active Directory allows developers to secure resources such as files, links, and Web APIs, Office 365, and more using the same organizational account that employees use to sign in to their systems or check their emails.

Getting Started

Follow the getting started instructions to configure the Azure portal and add Active Directory authentication to your Xamarin apps.

  1. Registering with Azure Active Directory on the portal, then
  2. Configure services.
  3. Hook up one of the following:

Office 365

Once you have added Active Directory authentication to an app, you can also use the credentials to interact with Office 365.

Graph API

Learn how to access the Graph API using Xamarin (also covered in our blog).

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.