Quickstart: Sign in and get an access token in an Angular SPA using the auth code flow

Welcome! This probably isn't the page you were expecting. While we work on a fix, this link should take you to the right article:

Quickstart: Sign in users in single-page apps (SPA) via the authorization code flow with Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) using Angular

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work to get this resolved.

In this quickstart, you download and run a code sample that demonstrates how a JavaScript Angular single-page application (SPA) can sign in users and call Microsoft Graph using the authorization code flow. The code sample demonstrates how to get an access token to call the Microsoft Graph API or any web API.

See How the sample works for an illustration.

This quickstart uses MSAL Angular v2 with the authorization code flow.


Step 1: Configure your application in the Azure portal

For the code sample in this quickstart to work, add a Redirect URI of http://localhost:4200/.

Already configured Your application is configured with these > attributes.

Step 2: Download the project

Run the project with a web server by using Node.js



Step 3: Your app is configured and ready to run

We have configured your project with values of your app's properties.

Step 4: Run the project

Run the project with a web server by using Node.js:

  1. To start the server, run the following commands from within the project directory:

    npm install
    npm start
  2. Browse to http://localhost:4200/.

  3. Select Login to start the sign-in process and then call the Microsoft Graph API.

    The first time you sign in, you're prompted to provide your consent to allow the application to access your profile and sign you in. After you're signed in successfully, click the Profile button to display your user information on the page.

More information

How the sample works

Diagram showing the authorization code flow for a single-page application.


The MSAL.js library signs in users and requests the tokens that are used to access an API that's protected by the Microsoft identity platform.

If you have Node.js installed, you can download the latest version by using the Node.js Package Manager (npm):

npm install @azure/msal-browser @azure/msal-angular@2

Next steps

For a detailed step-by-step guide on building the auth code flow application using vanilla JavaScript, see the following tutorial: