[Azure Blockchain Workbench] Can I use workbench without ADD? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, team.

    I'm tring to develop blockchain application using Azure Blockchain Workbench.
    This app will be running on Private blockchain and everyone around the world can use it.
    And in this app, I'd like to manage user identity on blockchain network.

    But, workbench uses ADD(Azure Active Directory) to manage user identity.


    Use Active Directory login
    With existing blockchain protocols, blockchain identities are represented as an address on the network. Azure Blockchain Workbench abstracts away the blockchain identity by associating it with an Active Directory identity, making it simpler to build enterprise applications with Active Directory below.


    Excerpt from below link


    ①Can I use workbench without ADD??
    ②If not, what service should I use instead of workbench?? 

    Thanks for your advice.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:37 AM


  • Hi there,

    You are correct, Workbench currently can only be used with AAD.

    There are a couple of ways around it. You could build your own visualization or website that does not authenticate users (or uses other authentication methods) and on the backend it interacts with Workbench API using a service principal.

    If you want everyone around the world to be able to send transaction, maybe the Public Ethereum Network is a more suitable choice.

    Microsoft Azure Blockchain Team

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:00 PM