Using OpenIdConnect with Azure AD, Angular5 and WebAPI Core: Token lifetime management



By default, tokens have a lifetime of 1h, we’ll see how to manage their lifetime.

Download Azure Active Directory Powershell module

Because there is no UI for tthis, we have to go with Powershell commands to manage our tokens and Microsoft’s session.

Go to Powershell Gallery and download the module:

Connect to your Azure account

> Connect-AzureAD -Confirm

Then type your login / password in modal.

Create a policy

If you have not set a policy yet, you have to create one with the following command:

> New-AzureADPolicy -Definition @('{"TokenLifetimePolicy":{"Version":1, "AccessTokenLifetime":"03:00:00","MaxAgeSessionSingleFactor":"24:00:00"}}') -DisplayName "WebPolicyScenario" -IsOrganizationDefault $true -Type "TokenLifetimePolicy"

AccessTokenLifetime is the duration in hours of the token with a minimum value of 10 minutes and a maximum value of 24 hours.

MaxAgeSessionSingleFactor is the duration in hours and days of the Microsoft session with a minimum value of 10 minutes and a maximum value of Until-revoked (infinite)

Get your policies

If you want to manage your policies you need to display them then identify their Id:

> Get-AzureADPolicy

Then you should see something like this:

Modify your policies

After identifying Id of the policy you want to modify, type the following command to modify the token lifetime policy and / or Microsoft session:

> Set-AzureADPolicy -Definition @('{"TokenLifetimePolicy":{"Version":1, "AccessTokenLifetime":"02:00:00","MaxAgeSessionSingleFactor":"12:00:00"}}') -Id <ObjectId of Policy> -DisplayName "WebPolicyScenario" -IsOrganizationDefault $false

Remove your policies

You can also remove your policies if you wish:

> Remove-AzureADPolicy -Id <ObjectId of Policy>


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Anthony is a specialist in Web technologies (14 years of experience), in particular Microsoft .NET and learns the Cloud Azure platform. He has received twice the Microsoft MVP award and he is also certified Microsoft MCSD and Azure Fundamentals.
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