Connect Sample for Android Using the Microsoft Graph SDK
Note: We've updated this sample to use the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) for Android apps.
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Connecting to Microsoft Graph is the first step every Android app must take to start working with Office 365 services and data. This sample shows how to connect and then call one API through the Microsoft Graph SDK.
To run the Connect sample, your device needs to meet the following requirements:
- A screen size of 800 x 480 or larger.
- Android API level 16 or higher.
To use the Connect sample for Android, you need the following:
Register and configure the app
Open a browser and navigate to the Azure Active Directory admin center. Login using a Work or School Account.
Select Azure Active Directory in the left-hand navigation, then select App registrations (Preview) under Manage.
Select New registration. On the Register an application page, set the values as follows.
- Set a preferred Name e.g.
- Set Supported account types to Accounts in any organizational directory.
- Set a preferred Name e.g.
Choose Register. On the AndroidJavaConnect app page, select Overview and copy the value of the Application (client) ID and save it, you will need it in the next step.
Still on the app page, select Authentication. Locate the section Redirect URIs. In the Suggested Redirect URIs for public clients(mobile,desktop), check the second box so that the app can work with the MSAL libraries used in the application. (The box should contain the option msal<YOUR_CLIENT_ID>://auth). Choose Save.
To learn about authenticating with MSAL for Android to make calls to Microsoft Graph, see Call the Microsoft Graph API from an Android app.
Open the sample using Android Studio
Download or clone this sample.
Start Android Studio.
- Close any projects that you might have open, and then choose Open an existing Android Studio project.
- Browse to your local repository and choose the Android-Connect project. Click OK.
Note: Android Studio shows a Frameworks detected notification if you don't have the Android Support Repository installed. Open the SDK manager and add the Android Support Repository to avoid the Frameworks detected notification.
- Replace ENTER_YOUR_CLIENT_ID in two places with the application id from the previous section.
Build the app and install the .APK on your device or emulator.
Enable the Storage permission for the installed sample app on your device or emulator
Download the test.jpg image located in:
android-java-connect-sample/app/src/main/res/drawable/test.jpgto your device's external storage root folder.
Once you've built the Connect sample, you can run it on an emulator or device. Pick a device with API level 16 or higher from the Choose device dialog.
To learn more about the sample, see Call Microsoft Graph in an Android app.
If you'd like to contribute to this sample, see CONTRIBUTING.MD.
Questions and comments
We'd love to get your feedback about the Connect sample. You can send your questions and suggestions to us in the Issues section of this repository.
Questions about Microsoft Graph development in general should be posted to Stack Overflow. Make sure that your questions or comments are tagged with [MicrosoftGraph] and [API].
This sample just shows the essentials that your apps need to work with Microsoft Graph. There is so much more that your apps can do using the Office 365 APIs, like helping your users to manage their work day with calendar, find just the information they need in all the files they store in OneDrive, or find the exact person they need from their list of contacts. We have more to share with you in the Snippets sample for Android.
- Get started with Office 365 APIs powered by Microsoft Graph
- Microsoft Graph overview
- Microsoft Graph SDK for Android
- Snippets sample for Android
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