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How to manage access to corporate Twitter accounts using Azure Active Directory

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Dan Patrascu-Baba

Partner Technical Consultant at Microsoft
Azure PaaS and dev consultant, working for Microsoft. Mostly dealing with Microsoft Azure services, ASP.Net Core, AngularJS, Javascript. Helping partners and customers to write good code and to architect their cloud and hybrid solutions.

Azure Active Directory is really great because it gives administrators in an organization the possibilities to centrally manage identities, authentication and authorization to all application that employees use for their day to day work. And you can do this also for services and applications Twitter, Facebook and other around 3000 further applications that support integration with Azure Active Directory. And this is very useful.

Let’s say that Jim is the IT Manager for a global PR agency. They have several teams, managing different customer accounts, including their social media presence. Security is very important and in order to avoid account hijacking it would be great if employees could access the Twitter accounts they manage without knowing the password for that specific Twitter account. The good news is that this is possible with Azure Active Directory.  Continue reading