Azure Active Directory B2B: How it works

B2B is based on invitation model which lets you enable access to your corporate applications from partner-managed identities. You can provide email along with the applications you want to share and send invitation to your partners, customers or anyone else who have account in Azure Active Directory. Azure AD sends them an email invite with a link. The partner user follows the link and is prompted to sign in using their Azure AD account or sign up for a new Azure AD account.

By Dawid on (tags: active directory, azure, b2b, categories: azure, infrastructure, code)

Using Azure Active Directory application roles

In this post I’ll try to explain how we can build an MVC application that uses Azure Active Directory Application Roles for authorization. This kind of authorization is implemented using role based access control – RBAC. When using this kind of authorization we can grant permissions to roles, not to individual users or groups. The administrator can then assign roles to different users and groups. Thanks to that he can control who has access to what content and functionality.

By Dawid on (tags: active directory, asp.net 5, azure, role, categories: azure, code, security)

Full responsive vs m-site approach

Nowadays there are more mobile devices than desktops and every mobile device can have different resolution and aspect ratio. That means that we need to come up with optimal solution to that situation. There are basically two main approaches: a website that can dynamically adapted to every screen size - full responsive or additional dedicated mobile version of every page – mobil…

By Piotr on (tags: ASP.NET, responsive design, categories: code, web)

Web API : One side object materialization

Recently I’ve been working on a api project where the requirement was that any data on the api service side is plain xml, stored in database as xml type column. No binding and object materialization is done on the server. However the client has to operate on clr objects. I am going to show you the solution I came to.

By Mirek on (tags: Web API, web service, XML, categories: architecture)

Error handling in ASP.NET 5

There is a lot of changes since MVC5 regarding error handling. I will show you how to catch and handle some basic errors. Here is a nice article by Krzysztof about error handling in MVC5. First of all let me explain what “middleware” is…. or even better – here is the definition of middleware provided by OWIN from here: Pass through components that form a pipeline between a serv…

By Piotr on (tags: ASP.NET5, error, mvc6, web, categories: web)

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015 REST APIs

If you’ve been following Microsoft announcements about Visual Studio Online over the last 12 months, you already know that you can easili integrate with VSO from any platform, technology, or device. Everything thanks to a new set of of JSON-based REST APIs. Those APIs enable a lightweight way to work with Team Foundation Server from virtually any device, platform, or technology…

By Dawid on (tags: api, hooks, online, REST, service, studio, tfs, visual, categories: tools, infrastructure, code)

Multiple environments in ASP.NET 5

APS.NET 5 has introduced new environment variable called ASPNET_ENV. It allows us to control our application behaviour between multiple environments because it’s describing environment on which application is currently working on.

By Dawid on (tags: asp.net 5, environment, categories: code)