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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Azure AD implicit flow with SPFx client-side web part (developer preview)

In this PnP Webcast we concentrated on covering current status around connecting Azure AD secured assets from SharePoint Framework (SPFx) client-side web parts. During SPFx developer preview, there are additional considerations around the connectivity, which we are looking to resolve during future dev releases. Use case for the demo is to have a web part, which connects to Microsoft Graph for showing upcoming appointments for the particular user. 

> Notice. Key objective of this webcast is to show how to perform authorization against Azure AD from client-side web parts during developer preview, so that you can concentrate on your business logic. SharePoint engineering is working on providing more seamless experience from connectivity perspective, which will help on accessing AAD secured data in your organization. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Azure AD implicit flow considerations with SP Fx
    • Authorization challenges with AAD
    • Not optimal experience during development preview
    • Challenges with IE 10
  • We are working on better story around the integration and looking to have it available by GA of client-side web parts

Web cast demo shows following details

  • Walkthrough of “upcoming appointments” sample
  • Signing in to Azure AD from client-side web part
  • Adal.js library usage in the client-side web part usage
  • AD Authorization and Microsoft Graph integration flow in the sample web part

Webcast presenters: Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint / Office DevPatterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is 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 for 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 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 – 17th of October 2016