WAAD – Integrate with Web App

I showed the following screenshot already in my previous blogpost about Windows Azure Active Directory. I told you I would show you more of it.

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If you follow the Wizard, the site will go humming for a moment and the following appears. Your Website is connected to your Active directory.

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The Federation Metadata document URL will be needed in a moment in Visual Studio.

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It is a quick demo which the naming is showing ;-) I started Visual Studio and I did File –> New Project. Afterwards I choose my personal favorite a MVC 4 website. On the Web application portal right mouse click. You chose for ‘Identity and Access’.

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Then take option 2 and copy the Federation Metadata URL from the portal in it.

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Then F5 in Visual Studio. Your web application runt and shows the login window. I did not do anything.

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If you use a user from your AD, that user will gain access to your amazing web application.

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How cool is that! This opens a lot of superb possibilities for many companies and their private applications. This makes an Office 365 subscription even more interesting!

Ok, I tweaked it a little. Running it out of the box will give this error message. Some complaining about the Antiforgery token.

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The solution is relative simple.

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To revoke the Office 365 users access to the application. Click the following menu.

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Choose the ‘Remove app’ choice.

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And the users will get this fine error ;-)

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Anyway, how cool is this. And I did not show you how you can access the AD User data via the WAAD Graph API. This will even extend the possibilities even more!  But more about that in a future blogpost ;-)

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