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ADAL Android Microsoft Graph API Sample

Services: active-directory platforms: Android author: danieldobalian level: 100 client: Android Mobile App service: Microsoft Graph

endpoint: AAD V1

Getting Started Library API Reference Support

There's a newer version of this sample! Check it out:

This newer sample takes advantage of the Microsoft identity platform (formerly Azure AD v2.0).

While still in public preview, every component is supported in production environments

The ADAL Android library gives your app the ability to begin using the Microsoft Azure Cloud by supporting Microsoft Azure Active Directory accounts using industry standard OAuth2 and OpenID Connect. This sample demonstrates all the normal lifecycles your application should experience, including:

  • Get a token for the Microsoft Graph
  • Refresh a token
  • Call the Microsoft Graph
  • Sign out the user


This app can be used for all Azure AD accounts. It supports both single and multi Organizational scenarios (discussed in steps). It demonstrates how a developer can build apps to connect with enterprise users and access their Azure + O365 data via the Microsoft Graph. During the auth flow, end users will be required to sign in and consent to the permissions of the application, and in some cases may require an admin to consent to the app. The majority of the logic in this sample shows how to auth an end user and make a basic call to the Microsoft Graph.


// Initialize your app with MSAL
AuthenticationContext mAuthContext = new AuthenticationContext(

// Perform authentication requests

// ...

// Get tokens to call APIs like the Microsoft Graph

Steps to Run

Register & Configure your app

You will need to have a native client application registered with Microsoft using the Azure portal.

  1. Getting to app registration

    • Navigate to the Azure portal.
    • Click on Azure Active Directory > App Registrations.
  2. Create the app

    • Click New application registration.
    • Enter an app name in the Name field.
    • In Application type, select Native.
    • In Redirect URI, enter http://localhost.
  3. Configure Microsoft Graph

    • Select Settings > Required Permissions.
    • Click Add, inside Select an API select Microsoft Graph.
    • Select the permission Sign in and read user profile > Hit Select to save.
      • This permission maps to the User.Read scope.
  4. Congrats! Your app is successfully configured. In the next section, you'll need:

    • Application ID
    • Redirect URI

Get the code

  1. Clone the code. git clone
  2. Open the sample in Android Studio.
    • Select Open an existing Android Studio project.

Configure the code

All the configuration for this code sample can be found in the src/main/java/com/azuresamples/azuresampleapp/

  1. Replace the constant CLIENT_ID with the ApplicationID.

  2. Replace the constant REDIRECT URI with the Redirect URI you configured earlier (http://localhost).

Run the sample

  1. Select Build > Clean Project.

  2. Select Run > Run app.

  3. The app should build and show some basic UX. When you click the Call Graph API button, it will prompt for a sign in, and then silently call the Microsoft Graph API with the new token.

Important Info

  1. Checkout the ADAL Android Wiki for more info on the library mechanics and how to configure new scenarios and capabilities.
  2. In Native scenarios, the app will use an embedded Webview and will not leave the app. The Redirect URI can be arbitrary.
  3. Find any problems or have requests? Feel free to create an issue or post on Stackoverflow with tag azure-active-directory.

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