Azure AD: Individual User Accounts vs Organizational Accounts RRS feed

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  • User-209105085 posted

    While creating brand new application using VS 2013, if you try to configure authentication, we get 4 options. Out of those 2 options are “Individual User Accounts” & “Organizational Accounts”. Based on my understanding Individual User Accounts options is used if we have users in SQL DB or social providers ( eg Facebook, google). The second option is used if we have users in Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory.

    However, we can still configure Azure AD authentication using the Individual User Accounts approach. ( as described here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-devquickstarts-webapp-dotnet/ ) We need client id, Tenant Name & PostBack URL

    The Organizational Accounts approach needs restful API ( federation metadata) This is how the VS configures web application if you choose Organizational Account option.

    Now the question is if we can configure Azure AD in two different ways then whats the difference between these two approaches? when would i use one over other?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:05 AM


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