Microsoft Azure: API changes kills applications and PowerShell scripts

[German]Microsoft wants to make changes to the Azure API. This will impact applications and PowerShell scripts that rely on this API. The date for the API change is July 1, 2022, might want to keep that in mind if you are responsible for Azure.


I came across the information in question at The Register.

Microsoft has declared two formerly important authentication APIs for Azure Active Directory as deprecated. Many scripts and applications that rely on these APIs will no longer work after June 30, 2022- This also affects older versions of official utilities.

Affected by the end of support is the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) API and the Azure AD Graph API. The Azure AD Graph API is not to be confused with the Microsoft Graph API, which still exists. The Azure AD Graph API is an earlier attempt to provide a REST API for managing users (create, read, update, delete) and groups in Azure AD, the directory used by Microsoft 365.

ADAL is a .NET library that issues authentication tokens that allow access to Microsoft APIs or custom applications that require Azure AD login. ADAL was last updated in June 2020. The replacement for ADAL is the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL).

On June 30, 2022, "apps using Azure AD Graph after that date will no longer receive responses from the Azure AD Graph endpoint. Apps using ADAL on existing operating system versions will continue to function after that date, but will not receive technical support or security updates," Microsoft said. Discontinuing the Azure AD Graph API was announced in June 2020. All the discontinuations can be read on GitHub. Additional notices can be read at The Register.


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