MSAL Android Sample Microsoft Graph API Sample

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

endpoint: AAD V2

Getting Started Library API Reference Support

The MSAL Android preview gives your app the ability to begin using the Microsoft Azure Cloud by supporting Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts in a converged experience 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 is a multi-tenant app meaning it can be used by any Azure AD tenant or Microsoft Account. 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
PublicClientApplication pApp = new PublicClientApplication(

// Perform authentication requests
pApp.acquireToken(getActivity(), SCOPES, getAuthInteractiveCallback());

// ...

// Get tokens to call APIs like the Microsoft Graph

Optional: Register your App

The app comes pre-configured for trying the sample. If you would like to register your own app, please follow the steps below.

You will need to have a native client application registered with Microsoft using the App Registration Portal.

To create an app,
1. Click the Add an app button inside the Converged Apps section.

  1. Name your app and select Create.

    • Do not check `Let us help you get started.
    • After the app is created, you'll land on your app management page.
  2. Click Add Platform, then select Native Application.

    • The Redirect URI produced is needed when making Auth requests. If you're using MSAL, it will be automatically constructed by the library unless you do a custom configuration.
  3. Hit the Save button.

  4. Save your Application/Client ID and Redirect/Reply URI for when you clone the code:

    • Add the Application/Client ID to the AndroidManifest.xml's
    • Add the Application/Client ID to the client_id value inside res/raw/auth_config.json
    • Add the Redirect/Reply URI to the redirect_uri inside res/raw/auth_config.json

Steps to Run

  1. Clone the code. git clone
  2. Open Android Studio 3, and select open an existing Android Studio project. Find the cloned project and open it.

  3. Select Build > Clean Project.

  4. Select Run > Run 'app'. Make sure the emulator you're using has Chrome, if it doesn't follow these steps.

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