Making MS Graph Requests using Managed Identities

This blog post is an extension to my previous post about how to get secrets and access tokens using Managed Identities with VB.Net and C#. You can read that post here. There is a c# sample for this particular blog here. The scenario here is that you already have the code to use the managed identities and now you want to get an access token for a resource that requires…

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Using MS Graph to get both Interactive and non Interactive sign in events log

Microsoft Graph API can be used to get different types of Sign-In event similar to what’s available in the Azure AD portal As of this writing, this functionality is only available in the beta endpoint. By default the following MS Graph request only gets a list of interactive user sign-ins GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/auditLogs/signIns To pull the other types of Sign-In logw you will have to use signInEventTypes filter query as followed:…

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Troubleshooting 403 Authorization error when calling Microsoft Graph Security API

You may get the following 403 error when using Microsoft Graph Security API to call various end points (https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/security/alert, https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/security/secoreScores, etc…) “Auth token does not contain valid permissions or user does not have valid roles” Root Cause The above error can occur if the access token is missing the following requirement: The token does not have the required Microsoft Graph permission for the https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0 (or beta)/security/xxx entity endpoint being used…

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Users unable to lookup other users in the MS Graph Users endpoint

The Microsoft Graph endpoint is how you can interact programmatically with your tenant data. One of the most common scenarios is a MS Graph request to look up a user or users in the tenant. If you’re using delegated permissions in your access token, for a user to look up another user, the access token will need the delegated permission of User.Read.All However, there are ways to prevent users from…

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How to avoid the MS Graph error “Authorization_RequestDenied” while managing users

Problem: You may see the error “Authorizaion_RequestDenied” below ‘error’: { ‘code’: ‘Authorization_RequestDenied’, ‘message’: ‘Insufficient privileges to complete the operation.’, ‘innerError’: { ‘date’: ‘2020-11-09T20:28:42’, ‘request-id’: ‘604e410b-4af8-4b79-9f48-fe0cf905a759’, ‘client-request-id’: ‘d6350bb5-3660-1f44-01a8-8a3b86a4c12a’ } } when using Microsoft Graph to manage users. The error happens most likely because the user does not have sufficient permissions. In summary the call requires both of the following: 1) The user or application needs to be in an Administrative role2)…

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Why /memberOf Microsoft Graph API returning null fields for some attributes.

What do below API calls do? https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/memberOf https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/{id | userPrincipalName}/memberOf These API calls gives us the list of groups and directory roles that the user is a direct member of. API Call: GET JSON response: {     “@odata.context”: “https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#directoryObjects”,     “value”: [         {             “@odata.type”: “#microsoft.graph.group”,             “id”: “b0a133d4-3f3d-4990-be22-879151155f19”,             “deletedDateTime”: null,             “classification”: null,             “createdDateTime”: null,             “creationOptions”: [],             “description”: null,             “displayName”: null,             “expirationDateTime”: null,             “groupTypes”: [],             “isAssignableToRole”: null,             “mail”: null,             “mailEnabled”: null,             “mailNickname”: null,             “membershipRule”: null,             “membershipRuleProcessingState”: null,         } } What is the reason behind seeing null values? When we make a call…

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Troubleshooting consent in Azure AD

This is a general guide for troubleshooting consent in Azure AD. It will help resolve majority of the consent related scenarios (Not all of them). In general, the application is trying to sign-in or get an access token for a resource which has not been consented by the user or admin. In general, you want to make sure all of the permissions needed by the application have been consented to.…

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receiving error AADSTS50105: The signed in user ‘{EmailHidden}’ is not assigned to a role for the application

Problem: A tenant admin may receive the error “AADSTS50105: The signed in user ‘{EmailHidden}’ is not assigned to a role for the application…” when clicking on the “Grant Admin Consent” button in Azure AD’s App Registration portal as shown in the screen shot below: Why is this happening? This error typically happens when the Enterprise Application portion (or Service Principal) of the registered application has the setting ‘User Assignment Required’…

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AADSTS650056: Misconfigured application. This could be due to one of the following: The client has not listed any permissions for ‘AAD Graph’ in the requested permissions in the client’s application registration.

Let’s get startedā€¦ You are getting the following similar messageā€¦ AADSTS650056: Misconfigured application. This could be due to one of the following: The client has not listed any permissions for ‘AAD Graph’ in the requested permissions in the client’s application registration. Or, The admin has not consented in the tenant. Or, Check the application identifier in the request to ensure it matches the configured client application identifier. Please contact your…

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