Using the code in the Module 'Query Microsoft Graph by using SDKs' with a simple .Net console app and I ran into an error.

Kebede, Hallelujah (Reigate) 0 Reputation points

.Net console application

Task : Setting up a Microsoft Graph client

Code : As presented in the module

Error : A configuration issue is preventing authentication - check the error message from the server for details. You can modify the configuration in the application registration portal. See for details. Original exception: AADSTS7000218: The request body must contain the following parameter: 'client_assertion' or 'client_secret'.

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  1. SiddeshTN 2,870 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi Kebede, Hallelujah (Reigate),

    Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft Q & A forum.

    I understand that you're encountering the error message below. To hopefully assist you in finding the right direction or resolving your issue, I'll share my findings with you.

    Error Message:

    AADSTS7000218: The request body must contain the following parameter: 'client_assertion' or 'client_secret'.

    Based off your error code - AADSTS7000218, I found some Stack Overflow threads and internal issues relating to your error message, and this could be due to the wrong App Registration default client type being used.

    Confidential clients utilize the Client Credentials flow, Authorization Code flow, and On-Behalf-Of flow to request a token. Azure AD will return the mentioned error if the request lacks a client secret or client assertion.

    To resolve this, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to your Azure AD App Registration.
    2. Select Authentication.
    3. Modify "Allow public client flows" to "Yes".

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