Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2024

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Microsoft Build 2024

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2024 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 21st 6 PM CEST and Friday May 24th 11 AM CEST.

Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor for Microsoft's previous developer events, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and MIX.

During Build 2024, you can enjoy the following Identity-related sessions:


Break-out sessions

Break-out sessions are 45-minute sessions that can be enjoyed both online and in person in Seattle. These sessions will be recorded.

BRK221 Secure your Intelligent Applications with Microsoft Entra

Speakers: Pamela Fox, Matt Gotteiner
Date: Wednesday May 22nd, 8:45 PM – 9:30 PM CEST

Join this session to learn how to automatically setup authentication for your intelligent apps, and how to add access control to your app and data. See how to register your AI apps via Microsoft Graph API or Bicep and discover best practices for token validation and refresh with MSAL libraries. We'll walk through how to choose the right OAuth flows for server-side or Single-page applications, use App Service’s built-in authentication and filter output based on the authenticated user.


On-demand sessions

On-demand sessions are available during Build for online viewing by both attendees online and in person in Seattle. These sessions have previously been recorded.

OD503 The Latest in Windows Security for Developers

Speaker: Katherine Holdsworth

Let's explore the cutting-edge features that secure Windows. We will discuss the newest silicon assisted security, key protection, Win32 app isolation, privilege protection for admin users, passkeys, Personal Data Encryption, attestation, and more. Discover how you can build more secure applications and protect your data and identities. Don't miss out on learning about the future of Windows Security and how you can benefit as a developer.


Demo sessions

Demo sessions are available for people attending Microsoft Build in person in Seattle. These sessions are not recorded.

DEM710 GenAI Gateway Capabilities in Azure API Management

Speakers: Nima Kamoosi, Bruce Moe
Tuesday May 21st, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

We will demonstrate how API Management can be configured for authentication and authorization for OpenAI endpoint, enforcing rate limits based on OpenAI tokens used, load balancing across multiple OpenAI endpoints and more.


DEM760 Create secure applications in minutes with VS Code and External ID

Speaker: Katherine Legg
Date: Tuesday May 21st, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Learn how to use the Microsoft Entra External ID extension for Visual Studio Code to create your first External ID application completely within your IDE. Bootstrap your development with pre-configured sample applications to quickly get you started.


DEM766 Simple and secure app authentication with authentication brokers

Speakers: Medhir Bhargava, Den Delimarsky
Date: Wednesday May 22nd, 2:45 PM – 3 PM PST

e delve into the integration of Web Account Manager (WAM) on Windows through various MSAL libraries such as MSAL.NET, MSAL Python, and MSAL Java. The session will highlight the seamless authentication experiences enabled by WAM, which simplifies account management on Windows devices. We’ll explore how MSAL libraries facilitate public client authentication flows with Microsoft Entra ID, enhancing web, mobile, and desktop applications.


DEM768 Create pixel perfect authentication experiences for native mobile apps

Speaker: James Casey
Date: Thursday May 23rd, 12:45 PM – 1 PM PST

The Authentication API and SDK in External ID allow developers to create pixel perfect UX for sign in and sign up experiences in their mobile applications. Join our product experts to explore the APIs and SDKs for Microsoft Entra External ID that give you the control and flexibility to create fully custom and secure login experiences on mobile devices.


Lab sessions

Lab sessions are available for people attending Microsoft Build in person in Seattle. These sessions are not recorded.

LAB360 Implement security through a pipeline using Azure DevOps

Speakers: Charles Pluta, Anthony Shaw
Date: Tuesday May 21st, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM PST
Thursday May 23rd, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST

Managed identities offer a secure method for controlling access to Azure resources. Azure handles these identities automatically, allowing you to verify access to services compatible with Microsoft Entra authentication. This means you don't need to embed credentials into your code, enhancing security. In Azure DevOps, managed identities can authenticate Azure resources within your self-hosted agents, simplifying access control without compromising security.


LAB361 Securing Applications with Microsoft Entra ID

Speaker: Robert Stewart
Date: Tuesday May 21st, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
Wednesday May 22nd, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM PST
Thursday May 23rd, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST

Applications are the backbone of your organization and often have access to information and systems of critical importance. Learn how you can use identities, authentication, authorization, Conditional Access and other tools to ensure that application runs securely. Explore how to add it to Microsoft Entra ID, grant access to only resources it should connect to, control which users can work with it and how to ensure it has secure secrets to use for connect with resources using Azure Key Vault.


On-demand lab sessions

On-demand lab sessions are available on demand in room 320 at the Seattle Convention Center.

ODLAB390 Boost your app security with real time biometric authentication

Integrate simple-to-use APIs to upgrade your mobile, web or desktop apps with high-assurance identity verification to reduce friction and risk from account takeover and impersonation.

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at and He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.