Azure AD – Graph API

Azure AD can be controlled via the front end GUI or via Graph API. In short, this is what API means:

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, communication protocols, and tools for building software. In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components. A good API makes it easier to develop a computer program by providing all the building blocks, which are then put together by the programmer. An API may be for a web-based system, operating system, database system, computer hardware, or software library. For further elaboration and explanation, you can proceed to the following link: API Explained.

Here is how you can configure using a web browser version of the Graph API.

  • The sign-in with the Global Admin account.

  • When you log into the portal, before running anything, you will need to request permissions. Thereafter log out and re-log in.

  • Accept the permission request you had done.

  • In order to check the configurations for Smart lockOut , run the following: https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/<your-tenant-domain>/settings

  • You should received the following results:

{
  “templateId”: “5cf42378-d67d-4f36-ba46-e8b86229381d”,
  “values”: [
    {
      “name”: “LockoutDurationInSeconds”,
      “value”: “300”
    },
    {
      “name”: “LockoutThreshold”,
      “value”: “5”
    },
    {
      “name” : “BannedPasswordList”,
      “value”: “”
    },
    {
      “name” : “EnableBannedPasswordCheck”,
      “value”: “false”
    }
  ]
}

You can reference the following article to understand and work with Azure Active Directory Graph API. 

NOTE: General use of API is usually done via an application connecting to Azure via Graph API and user friendly GUI.

 

 

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