Azure AD B2C now has JavaScript customization and some cool new features!

February 21, 2019 Chris Spanougakis No comments exist

Today was officially announced by the Azure AD Team that customizing user flows with Azure AD B2C is now easier than ever with more features, including the general availability of a new portal experience and custom password complexity option. And there are some new features in public preview that you should try them today, such as:

  • User templates—Create beautiful authentication experiences using default templates as a starting point for your branded UI.
  • JavaScript and page layout versions—Add more functionality to all your Azure AD B2C pages with your own custom JavaScript.
  • Identity provider access token passthrough—Send the access token from social identity providers back to the application.

 

So let’s take a look at them.

 

New portal experience

Now it’s really easy to create a user flow in Azure B2C. If you want to try the new UI, you should go to the Azure Portal, and then go to the Azure AD B2C extension. Ensure you’re in your B2C directory and select User flows from the left-hand menu:

Azure AD B2C new features 1

 

Custom Password Complexity (really a nice one!)

You can use this feature to lower password requirements or increase the password complexity required to meet your compliance guidelines. Whatever requirement you enforce, you can help your users by having error messages that dynamically change as requirements are met. By default, password complexity is set to Strong for all newly created user flows.

Azure AD B2C new features 2

 

New user templates

You can easily customize what the users will see when they sign in, by creating beautiful sign in and sign up experiences.

Azure AD B2C new features 3

 

JavaScript and Page Layout Versions in Public Preview

Do you want to customize your sign in and sign up experiences using your own JavaScript? It’s now possible!

Azure AD B2C new features 4 v2

 

Identity Provider Access Token Passthrough in Public Preview

When a user signs in using an identity provider, like Facebook, your application can get the identity provider’s access token passed through as part of the Azure AD B2C token. You will be able to use this access token to call the identity provider’s API, such as the Facebook Graph API.

Azure AD B2C new features 5

 

There is a lot of documentation that can be found here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-b2c/active-directory-b2c-reference-password-complexity

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-b2c/user-flow-javascript-overview

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-b2c/idp-pass-through-user-flow

 

Thanks for your time!

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