App Service AuthenticationAuthorization Coming to Linux Apps

1 minute read • May 7, 2018

Yi Liao MSFT
Following our communication earlier in the year, the App Service team is happy to announce that the App Service Authentication/Authorization feature is now available to Linux apps. 

What’s App Service authentication/authorization feature? 

Azure App Service provides built-in authentication and authorization support, so you can sign in users and access data by writing minimal or no code in your web app. The same authentication and authorization feature support for Windows apps is now available to App Service on Linux including Web App for Containers.  This overview article describes how App Service helps simplify authentication and authorization for your app. 

Is the feature behavior different on Linux? 

No. The authentication and authorization works the same way on Linux apps as Windows.  The configuration experience on Azure portal and CLI is exactly the same, if you’re familiar with how to configure a Windows app for this feature, you’re ready to go and can do the same for a Linux app. 

I’m a Linux customer new to this feature, how do I configure it for my Linux app? 

This how-to article shows you how to customize authentication and authorization in App Service, and to manage identity from your application.   To get started quickly, see one of the following tutorials: