If you are interested in knowing what is happening at the bleeding edge in the identity space, Verifiable Credentials powered by Decentralized Identities (DID from here on) is what you need to keep an eye on.

Note: I have seen people use the terms Verifiable Credentials and DID interchangeably but…

A few weeks back, I wrote a post explaining App roles in Azure AD. In that, we saw how one can create app roles in Azure AD via the UI in the azure portal. This post aims to take it up a notch by looking at a couple of programmatic…

Let’s look at app roles in Azure Active directory. Before we get started, let me tell you what this post is NOT about.

It’s not a detailed technical documentation on the nitty gritty of app roles and its implementation in the Azure Active Directory. …

There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.

— Phil Karlton

This post has something to do with the latter, namely, naming things.

Before we go any further, let me talk a little bit about the intended audience. If you are an absolute beginner…

finger prints of two palms

‘Hi grandma, I am joining the Microsoft Identity platforms organization as a Program Manager!

‘I am sure that is great, but what is identity?’

The above conversation I had with grandma got me thinking. …

I managed to read 6 great books during this pandemic and would highly recommend all of them. An ultra-brief summary below.

1. ‘Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think’ by Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling

The authors…


adjective UK ​ /ɪnˈsɪd.i.əs/ US ​ /ɪnˈsɪd.i.əs/

(of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm

There are trillions of books on dealing with emotional pain, endless stories of great men and women facing rejection in life and then rising from the ashes to zeniths in their areas…

A person in a wheelchair with his back facing the camera. He is on the road, moving ahead in life

Here I am, waiting for my turn for the interview to come and I see other candidates glide over this small step without even noticing that it’s there. The same step which two people had to lift me over and the same step which I’ll have to ask people to…

Jeevan B. Manoj

A technology enthusiast and a newly minted Product manager at Microsoft. I am also an amateur (very) guitarist and a motorsports fan who writes in his free time

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