Skip to content
[DEPRECATED] To see a current sample that demonstrates the concepts explained here, visit
JavaScript HTML
Branch: master
Clone or download
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
Starter Fixed licenses. Aug 19, 2015
LICENSE Added MIT license to root wrt new legal guidelines. Oct 15, 2015 Added code of conduct Dec 28, 2017

Create an Angular app with Office 365 APIs

This sample was built for Create an Angular app with Office 365 APIs. You will complete the project in the Starter folder as you walk through the tutorial found on that page. You can find the completed project in the Completed folder of this repository.

Check out Create an Angular app with Office 365 APIs for a complete walkthrough on creating an Angular web application with the Office 365 APIs. If you'd prefer to just run the completed project found in the Completed folder, read the rest of this README.

## Prerequisites

This sample requires the following:

  • Node.js. Node is required to run the sample on a development server and to install dependencies.
  • An Office 365 account. You can sign up for an Office 365 Developer subscription that includes the resources that you need to start building Office 365 apps.
  • A Microsoft Azure tenant to register your application. Azure Active Directory provides identity services that applications use for authentication and authorization. A trial subscription can be acquired here: Microsoft Azure.

Note You will also need to ensure your Azure subscription is bound to your Office 365 tenant. Check out the Active Directory team's blog post, Creating and Managing Multiple Windows Azure Active Directories for instructions. In this post, the Adding a new directory section will explain how to do this. You can also read Associate your Office 365 account with Azure AD to create and manage apps for more information.

Register and configure the app

  1. Sign into the Azure Management Portal using your Office 365 business account credentials.

  2. Click the Active Directory node in the left column and select the directory linked to your Office 365 subscription.

  3. Select the Applications tab and then Add at the bottom of the screen.

  4. On the pop-up, select Add an application my organization is developing. Then click the arrow to continue.

  5. Choose a name for the app, such as SimpleMailApp, and select Web application and/or web API as its Type. Then click the arrow to continue.

  6. The value of Sign-on URL is the URL where the application will be hosted. Use for the sample project.

  7. The value of App ID URI is a unique identifier for Azure AD to identify the app. You can use http://{your_subdomain}/SimpleMailApp, where {your_subdomain} is the subdomain of .onmicrosoft you specified while signing up for your Office 365 business account. Then click the check mark to provision the application.

  8. Once the application has been successfully added, you will be taken to the Quick Start page for the application. From here, select the Configure tab.

  9. Scroll down to the permissions to other applications section and click the Add application button.

  10. In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to get a user's email so add the Office 365 Exchange Online application. Click the plus sign in the application's row and then click the check mark at the top right to add it. Then click the check mark at the bottom right to continue.

  11. In the Office 365 Exchange Online row, select Delegated Permissions, and in the selection list, choose Read user mail.

  12. Click Save to save the app's configuration.

Configure the app to allow the OAuth 2.0 implicit grant flow

In order to get an access token for Office 365 API requests, the application will use the OAuth implicit grant flow. You need to update the application's manifest to allow the OAuth implicit grant flow because it is not allowed by default.

  1. Select the Configure tab of the application's entry in the Azure Management Portal.

  2. Using the Manage Manifest button in the drawer, download the manifest file for the application and save it to the computer.

  3. Open the manifest file with a text editor. Search for the oauth2AllowImplicitFlow property. By default it is set to false; change it to true and save the file.

  4. Using the Manage Manifest button, upload the updated manifest file.

Note ADAL JS does not validate the token received from Azure AD. It relies on the app’s backend to do so, and until we call the backend, we don’t know if the user obtained an acceptable token. Business applications should have a server-side component for user authentication built into the web application for security reasons. Without this backend token validation, your app is susceptible to security attacks such as the confused deputy problem. Check out this blog post for more information.

## Run the app

Open app.js in Completed/public/scripts and replace {your_subdomain} with the subdomain of .onmicrosoft you specified for your Office 365 tenant and the client ID of your registered Azure application on lines 34 and 35, respectively.

Next, install the necessary dependencies and run the project via the command line. Begin by opening a command prompt and navigating to the Completed folder. Once there, follow the steps below.

  1. Install project dependencies by running npm install.
  2. Now that all the project dependencies have been installed, start the development server by running node server.js in the Completed folder.
  3. Navigate to in your web browser.
## Questions and comments ## Additional resources


Copyright (c) 2015 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information, see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

You can’t perform that action at this time.