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A collection of samples showing how to integrate Azure Active Directory with Azure Maps.

Azure Maps & Azure Active Directory Samples

These are 4 different samples using AspNetCore C# to quick start Azure AD authentication to Azure Maps. Each sample uses different authentication protocols depending on application need which are supported by Azure AD and Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC).


Outline the file contents of the repository. It helps users navigate the codebase, build configuration and any related assets.

File/folder Description
src/ImplicitGrant Samples used to show user authentication without a server component.
src/OpenIdConnect Samples using Microsoft's recommended protocol for secure web applications
src/ClientGrant Samples showing application authentication without user interaction.
.gitignore Define what to ignore at commit time. Guidelines for contributing to the sample. The starting readme.
LICENSE The license for the sample.


Prior to downloading these samples


In the Azure Active Directory, create new application registration

  • This application registration will represent the web application(s).
  • Each specific sample will describe the steps necessary for the different authentication protocols.
  • For the sake of this sample repository, the same application registration can be used.
  • For production we recommend a distinct application registration for each web application. Additionally, we highly recommend using Azure Managed Identity for any non-interactive autentication to Azure Maps. This will save credential management costs.
  • For display name, we can name it "WebApp" and leave the redirect uri empty for now and follow the individuals samples

In the Azure Portal create an Azure Maps account

  • Search for "Azure Maps" on create new resource and follow the portal to create a new account.
  • Once the account is created, retrieve the Azure Maps Client ID and keep on hand for the specific sample you wish to run.
  • This value should be used in the x-ms-client-id with all HTTP requests.
  • If using any SDK add it to the authenication options (JS).

Running the sample

  • Running the Web Applicaton samples are based on the AspNetCore MVC v2.2 documentation
  • Once all the individual sample have been configured, Debug (F5 key) should build and start the application.
  • Make sure to run the web application with HTTPS configured.
  • If prompted for development HTTPS certificate via IIS or AspNetCore, accept the prompt to trust the certificate.

Key concepts

  • Using Azure Maps Web SDK supports 2 approaches for Azure AD access tokens.
  • If a server component like AspNetCore MVC is available for your application, we recommend OpenID Connect.
  • In the case of no server component, you must use implicit grant for an user interactive sign in experience. However, in the case for no interactive sign in, some server component must exist to retrieve an access token and provide it to the Azure Maps Web SDK.
  • Using Azure Service Authentication Library will help reduce the complexity and cost of credential management and allow for Azure Managed Identities to be used on the hosted platform such as Azure Virtual Machines or Azure App Service.


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