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Azure AD SDKs Generally Available

New security-minded Worker Account capability can be written into iOS, Android and OS X apps.

Among the slew of preview solutions at this year's Microsoft BUILD event, one solution that has finally reached general availability is the Azure Active Directory SDKs. Those SDKs allow developers to build secured AD support into apps targeting iOS, Android and OS X operating systems.

What this version adds of most importance is a Worker Account, which is used to identify someone attaching to network resources and gaining secure access via enterprise-specific credentials. As Alex Simons, Microsoft director of PM for the Active Directory and Protection Team, explained further in his blog, "The Work Account can be tied to an Active Directory server running in your datacenter or live completely in the cloud like when you use Office365."

Access might come from a singular form-factor device that might have a dual personal and professional role.

During development, the team worked with DocuSign on a proof of concept deployment, depicted in a video in the blog. DocuSign developed an app for iOS that allows for achieving a "paperless office" environment that, in which documents can be viewed, delivered, and signed and verified within an app. Working with the team, DocuSign was able to use the new SDK to hook into Azure and Office 365.

It's one example, but the blog points to lots of other sample code and information that can be downloaded at GitHub. The SDKs are available for download there as well. For iOS and OSX it's here; for Android, here.

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