Configuring and Using Custom Claims in Microsoft Entra ID

Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) now makes it easier to configure custom claims for applications to trust it for authentication and authorization.

Custom claims, or optional claims, are typically needed to provide additional information in Access Tokens to assist the receiving API in authorizing access to resource data. Custom claims in ID Tokens can be used by an application to provide custom experiences based on these claims.


Role or Group claims are typically used to provide conditional access to resource data, but third-party applications may require additional data that is not included in these claims. For example, an application may require department or division information to assist in determining what data to expose.

Using custom claims, this information can be readily obtained from existing directory information. Without the use of custom claims, this information may have to been provided by creating a claims mapping rule based on a user’s group name.

In this technical webinar, Principal Consultant Randy Robb will cover Microsoft Entra’s new application configuration blade for utilizing custom attributes, and how this can be utilized to provide custom claims in SAML, ID, and access tokens. There will also be a demo giving examples of custom claims in returned tokens and how to utilize them.

DATE Tuesday, August 29, 2023
TIME 10am PST | 11am EST Tuesday, August 29, 2023
DURATION 45 minutes

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