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Get Azure Active Directory groups via Graph API

This is a step by step tutorial of how to programmatically read azure active directory groups with a c# client application.

  1. Create a new Visual Studio console application
  2. Add the following NuGet packages to your project:
    • Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.GraphClient
    • Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory
  3. Check the code at GitHub
    • Add a reference to System.Configuration to your project (needed for the AppConfigConfiguration.cs)
  4. Configure your application in the Azure portal (see below)
  5. Set configuration of the MyConfiguration.cs (see below)
  6. Run the sample

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Invoke WebRequests via Powershell

It’s quite simple to invoke WebRequests via Powershell if you have Powershell Version 3.0 or higher:

Invoke-WebRequest "https://codehollow.com"

If you have Powershell Version 2.0 or 1.0 , you’ll receive the following error:

invoke-webrequest : The term ‘invoke-webrequest’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:18
+ invoke-webrequest <<<< “http://www.codehollow.com”
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (invoke-webrequest:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Because you need the Powershell Version 3.0 or higher as described here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849901.aspx

There are two ways how to solve this. Read more