Using Azure Active Directory to Secure Your Apps, Part 1: Introduction to Azure AD


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paul Schaeflein

by Paul Schaeflein on 9/1/2015


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Using Azure Active Directory to Secure Your Apps, Part 1: Introduction to Azure AD

Whether your organization is in the cloud, running in a hybrid environment, or even consuming cloud-based services, a unified identity management story is critical. Your internal Active Directory is no longer enough to support the various platforms and services in use. As a developer, are you comfortable deploying code into this new world?

Don’t let your internally-developed applications hold you back from leveraging all that the cloud has to offer. This three-part IT Unity webinar series, presented by Office 365 MVP Paul Schaeflein, will cover Microsoft’s cloud-based identity management platform (Azure Active Directory) from concepts to implementation using real-world scenarios.

In part 1 of the series, Introduction to Azure AD, Paul will discuss these topics:

  • Capabilities provided by Azure AD
  • Understanding how to use Azure AD capabilities in your applications
  • Understanding the alphabet soup of standards and protocols
  • Finding or provisioning your tenant
  • Exploring the Azure AD portal

About the Host: Paul Schaeflein

Office 365 &

SharePoint MVP


Paul Schaeflein is a solution architect/developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. He has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries.

Paul is a top-rated speaker, having presented at SharePoint Evolutions, the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and TechEd conferences, as well as user groups. In recognition of these community efforts, he is recognized as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office 365. Paul is also a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) for SharePoint.

Paul has a blog at, and is active on Twitter as @paulschaeflein. You can also reach him at [email protected].