Family Engagement API

Enabling external developers to utilize the “Family Engagement Platform”


  • Azure API Managment
    • Api
    • Products
    • Subscriptions
  • Azure Function Apps, with httptriggers
    • Key vault
    • ADFS Application with Auth and setting of access in the Contoso AD
  • GIT
  • Web application
  • Azure DevOps
    • Piplines
    • Deploys

Repo in Azure DevOps
Connected to a Pipeline and Release
Deployes to a Azur Function App, With HTTP Triggers
Client Id and Secret is stored in Key Vault
Howto referance Key Valut value from Configuration
Created an AD Identity to talk to KeyVault
Key Vault
The function App is given access to the Key Vault
And the 2 values in the key vault

Contoso Domain

App registert for the function App to access the Contoso Domain

Permissions given for the app in App Registrations
You need to give Admin Consent to the permissions under Enterprise Applications

API Managment

Base information about the backend this api is calling. For now there is no authorization
The API is defined in API Managment (APIM)
Setting a parameter for all endpoints, the value is stored under Named Values.
The code value can be obtained from the Function App, using the Master key you can use the same Code for all functions in that app.
Define the products that should be available in the API
Create a user that is given a way to access your API
Her we can see that the user Kai has been granted access to the product Family

Then we wil try to call the API

This is about it, now we have an API exposed through APIM backed by a Function App reacting on HTTPTriggers.

The function app uses the Graph API to read Groups and Members in the Contoso domain from the Slevik Vel dominan.

We are wrapping Groups and Users as Family and Family Members.

External Apps

The Family Engagement API is available for remote applications and apps that want to develop and use the family engagement platform. As an example: The family engagement web application is intend to use the API to fetch family members and calendar events from the Microsoft Graph API and statistics from The Family Graph API.


Family engagement APP inside Microsoft Teams

Family engagement APP from browser

We also created a React app based on Fluent UI (

SharePoint Online Site Design powered by PowerShell

It’s important to keep branding consistent across SharePoint Sites. Family members can create travel sites and it will be provisioned with the correct colors, icons and travel lists.

We have crated a Site Script and a site design and deployed it to the SharePoint site for D365 Family Engagement Hub. When a family is planing a new vaication or travel they can create a new site that already have lists they need to plan their stay.

Site Script

First we set the script by identifying the lists with name, description and fields.

Then the final line to add the script

Add-SPOSiteScript -Title “Family Travel Site” -Content $site_script -Description “Create a list for to keep up with traveling family memebers”

The response was a site script with ID

The ID we used in the adding a site design with the site script

Add-SPOSiteDesign -Title “D365 Family Engagement Hub – Travel Site” -WebTemplate “64” -SiteScripts “1131785c-864c-4262-a3ae-b2c9664bfcb6” -Description “The travel site is for planning a trip or travel for the family”


The result was a site design that we can use from the user interface or use another live of powershell to set on a site:

Add-SPOSiteDesignTask -SiteDesignId c56a394b-a99b-4b75-8e93-01a927b7ccf6  -WebUrl “

The result was a report of what design, web and site was combined:

When we visit the site we can see that it has two new lists:

The packing list contain the fields that we set:

IF family members want to create new sites they can now choose this travel site design:

That is good user experience!

Used this guide for PowerShell scripts: Get started creating SharePoint site designs and site scripts | Microsoft Docs

Grant access to user group

This script will exclude access to all users but those who are members of this specific user group (email enabled) “family Members”

Doing the Get to validate that the permissions were set.

When the users NOT in this group try to use the site design they will not see it – making it possible to family users only to access the site script and site design.

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