Use Microsoft Graph to access a user’s Microsoft account data from within a Node.js web application. This sample sends REST calls directly to the Microsoft Graph endpoint, and authenticates with the Azure AD v2.0 endpoint to support Microsoft Accounts and work or school accounts.
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Microsoft Graph Connect Sample for Node.js

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This sample shows how to connect a Node.js app to a Microsoft work or school (Azure Active Directory) or personal (Microsoft) account using the Microsoft Graph API to send an email. In addition, the sample uses the Office Fabric UI for styling and formatting the user experience.

Microsoft Graph Connect Sample for Node.js screenshot


To use the Microsoft Graph Connect Sample for Node.js, you need the following:

Register the application

  1. Sign into the App Registration Portal using either your personal or work or school account.

  2. Choose Add an app.

  3. Enter a name for the app, and choose Create application.

    The registration page displays, listing the properties of your app.

  4. Copy the Application Id. This is the unique identifier for your app.

  5. Under Application Secrets, choose Generate New Password. Copy the password from the New password generated dialog.

    You'll use the application ID and secret to configure the sample app in the next section.

  6. Under Platforms, choose Add Platform.

  7. Choose Web.

  8. Enter http://localhost:3000/token as the Redirect URI.

  9. Choose Save.

Build and run the sample

  1. Download or clone the Microsoft Graph Connect Sample for Node.js.

  2. Using your favorite IDE or code editor (we love Visual Studio Code), open utils/config.js.

  3. Replace the client_id and client_secret placeholder values with the Application Id and Application secret that you copied during app registration.

  4. In a command prompt, run the following command in the root directory. This installs the project dependencies.

npm install

  1. Run the following command to start the development server.

npm start

  1. Navigate to http://localhost:3000 in your web browser.

  2. Choose the Connect button.

  3. Sign in with your personal or work or school account and grant the requested permissions.

  4. Optionally edit the recipient's email address, and then choose the Send mail button. When the mail is sent, a Success message is displayed below the button.

Note: To understand the code for calling the Microsoft Graph API in a Node.js app, see Get started with Microsoft Graph in a Node.js app.

Questions and comments

We'd love to get your feedback about the Microsoft Graph Connect Sample for Node.js. You can send your questions and suggestions 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].


If you'd like to contribute to this sample, see CONTRIBUTING.MD.

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.

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