Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) Preview for .NET, Windows Store, UWP, NetCore, Xamarin Android and iOS
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The MSAL library for .NET gives your app the ability to begin using the Microsoft Cloud by supporting Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts in a converged experience using industry standard OAuth2 and OpenID Connect. The library also supports Azure AD B2C.
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Important Note about the MSAL Preview
This library is suitable for use in a production environment. We provide the same production level support for this library as we do our current production libraries. During the preview we may make changes to the API, internal cache format, and other mechanisms of this library, which you will be required to take along with bug fixes or feature improvements. This may impact your application. For instance, a change to the cache format may impact your users, such as requiring them to sign in again. An API change may require you to update your code. When we provide the General Availability release we will require you to update to the General Availability version within six months, as applications written using a preview version of library may no longer work.
- Windows 7 or greater
- .NET 4.5 or greater
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Before you can get a token from Azure AD v2.0 or Azure AD B2C, you'll need to register an application. For Azure AD v2.0, use the app registration portal. For Azure AD B2C, checkout how to register your app with B2C.
For a full sample,
Azure AD v2.0
Azure AD B2C
Step 1: Add MSAL to your Solution/Project
- Right click on your project > Manage packages.
- Select include prerelease > search msal.
- Select the Microsoft.Identity.Client package > install.
Step 2: Instantiate MSAL and Acquire a Token
- Create a new PublicClientApplication instance. Make sure to fill in your app/client id
PublicClientApplication myApp = new PublicClientApplication(CLIENT_ID);
- Acquire a token
AuthenticationResult authenticationResult = await myApp.AcquireTokenAsync(SCOPES).ConfigureAwait(false);
Step 3: Use the token!
The access token can now be used in an HTTP Bearer request.