Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • What is Statistics and why should you care?

    Unless you graduated in art, chances are you did a course in Statistics.

    Chances are you hated it.

    Most people I know postponed that course until the end of their degree, didn’t understand much about it and hated it dearly.

    I didn’t like it either and understood very little.

    A few...

  • Securing REST API using Azure Active Directory

    Scenario:  you have a web & mobile front-end, both using a REST API as a back-end.  You want to secure that back-end with authentication / authorization.  How do you do that in Azure?


    There are obviously a bunch of ways to do that.  In this post, I’ll discuss the recommended...

  • Multi-Tenant SaaS with Azure Active Directory B2B & B2C

    Scenario:  I’m creating a Software as a Service (SaaS).  I’m having multiple customers & I want to manage their identity.  For some of my customers the users won’t have corporate identity ; I would like to offer them to login using their social identity (e.g. Facebook) if they want to or create an account on my site otherwise.  For other...

  • Azure Active Directory Application

    This is a quick post to talk about what an Application is for Azure Active Directory (or Azure AD or AAD).

    If you come from the on premise world and are used to Active Directory on Windows Server, the concept of an application within Active Directory probably is a bit foreign.

    Think about how authentication works in the...