Sign in Azure AD + MSA Users using Python-Flask Open Source Libraries

Last updated: 6/20/2017
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[!NOTE] This sample is using a 3rd party library that has been tested for compatibility in basic scenarios with the v2.0 endpoint. Microsoft does not provide fixes for these libraries and has not done a review of these libraries. Issues and feature requests should be directed to the library's open-source project. Please see this document for more information.

This sample demonstrates how to use Azure AD with a 3rd party Python-Flask library (flask-oauthlib) to do oAuth 2.0 against the v2.0 endpoint. It then makes a call to the me endpoint of the Microsoft Graph to get information about the user.

Steps to Run

  1. Install Flask using pip if you don't already have it. If you do, make sure to update Flask.
    sudo pip install Flask

  2. Register your Azure AD v2.0 app.

    • Navigate to the App Registration Portal.
    • Go to the the My Apps page, click Add an App, and name your app.
    • Set a platform by clicking Add Platform, select Web, and add a Redirect URI of http://localhost:5000/login/authorized.
    • Click "Generate New Password' and record your Consumer Secret.
  3. Clone the code. git clone

  4. In the top of, add your Application/Client ID and Consumer Secret to the app config.

  5. Set your flask environment variable and run the sample in the terminal! Navigate to http://localhost:5000. $ export && flask run

Questions and Issues

Please file any questions or problems with the sample as a github issue. You can also post on StackOverflow with the tag azure-active-directory. For oAuth2.0 library issues, please see note above.

This sample was tested with Python 2.7.10, Flask 0.11.1, and Flask-OAuthlib 0.9.3.


The flask & django libraries are built ontop of the core python oauthlib.