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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Calling enterprise applications securely from SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on how to use AadHttpClient component in the SharePoint Framework for calling enterprise APIs securely. Starting from the SharePoint Framework v1.4.1, tenant administrators can configure and manage which permissions 3rd party SharePoint Framework solutions and you can securely call Azure Active Directory secured APIs.

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • Logical architecture and flow for calling enterprise applications from SharePoint Framework
  • Considerations on using AadHttpClient within SharePoint Framework

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • Introduction to the scenario on calling Azure AD secured Azure Function from SharePoint Framework
  • The configuration of the Azure Function to enable calling it from the SharePoint Framework
  • webAPIPermissionRequest configuration in package-solution.json and how the request is approved by the tenant administrator
  • Calling Azure Function from the SharePoint Framework code using AadHttpClient
  • Deployment model for the solution to approve the needed permissions for the SharePoint Framework solution

Webcast presentersWaldek Mastykarz Vesa Juvonen

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources on the covered topics.

What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo of the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open to anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full-time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently, the program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 19th of March 2018