Recently, I had to implement a SharePoint system using a custom claims provider. Thinking to myself that, since I was using Azure for hosting test VMs, and I’d heard that Azure Active Directory (AAD) users could be used, I’d go with it all in Azure. I thought it would be a walk in the park.
It wasn’t (then), but after much searching, a lot of reading, much of it outdated by now, I stumbled upon a few well written articles, and got it going. The main issue I had is that a lot of the other articles and blog posts cross referenced other articles, that were for different scenarios, referred to ADFS instead of the Azure ACS, AD instead of AAD, etc.
I got there, and in the next few posts, I’ll list out the steps and processes needed along the way. I’ll also do my best to explain what each step means (to the best of my ability), so at the end of the process, you should be able to follow the process, and maybe learn what happens.
Stay tuned for the next post: SharePoint, Claims, and Azure Active Directory – Part 1: What You’ll Need