Register your apps to use a Microsoft Account login
This topic shows you how to register your app to be able to use Live Connect as an authentication provider for Azure Mobile Services.
Navigate to the My Applications page in the Live Connect Developer Center, and log on with your Microsoft account, if required.
Click Create application, then type an Application name and click I accept.
This registers the application with Live Connect.
Click API Settings, supply a value of
https://<mobile_service>.azure-mobile.net/login/microsoftaccount in Redirect URL, then click Save.
For a .NET backend mobile service published to Azure by using Visual Studio, the redirect URL is the URL of your mobile service appended with the path signin-microsoft your mobile service as a .NET service, such as
This enables Microsoft Account authentication for your app.
For an existing Live Connect app registration, you might have to first enable Enhanced redirection security.
Click App Settings and make a note of the values of the Client ID and Client secret.
The client secret is an important security credential. Do not share the client secret with anyone or distribute it with your app.
You are now ready to use a Microsoft Account for authentication in your app by providing the client ID and client secret values to Mobile Services.