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Build more secure applications

Get ahead of your users’ security needs by integrating your apps with the Microsoft identity platform.

Benefits of building apps with the Microsoft identity platform

Help secure your apps

Build authentication into your apps and give your customers advanced security and access control.

Provide identity protection

Safeguard user credentials and help prevent identity-related attacks.

Integrate with ease

Create your apps with confidence using open industry standards.

Create modern, standards-based authentication solutions

The Microsoft identity platform and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) help developers reduce sign-in friction, build secure authentication, connect to Microsoft services, and publish their apps in the Azure AD app gallery.

Microsoft identity platform

Build apps your users and customers can sign in to with their Microsoft accounts or social accounts. Provide authorized access to your own APIs or Microsoft APIs, such as Microsoft Graph.

Azure AD app gallery

Publish your app to the Azure AD app gallery so it will show up as an option for customers when they add apps to their tenant.

Take a deep dive into the Microsoft identity platform and Azure AD

Additional resources

Stay up to date

Get the latest news about the Microsoft identity platform.


Understand the support options available for developers using Azure AD.


Join Microsoft identity platform community events for developers.

Safeguard your organization with a seamless identity solution