Explore the Microsoft identity platform

Azure Active Directory
Microsoft Identity Web Authentication Library

Learn the core features and functionality of the Microsoft identity platform which includes authentication service, open-source libraries, and application management tools to enable and control access to resources.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Microsoft identity platform.
  • Describe the three types of service principals and how they relate to application objects.
  • Explain how permissions and user consent operate, and how conditional access impacts your application.


  • You should be familiar with developer concepts and terminology.
  • Experience working with OAuth or other authentication protocols.
  • An understanding of cloud computing and some experience with the Azure portal.